Kebony chosen for amusement park restoration

21 September 2020

One of the longest running amusement parks in the world, Arnolds Park, situated in the Great Lakes region of Iowa, has announced the completion of the central promenade’s ambitious renovation and Kebony modified timber features extensively.

A total of 2,000ft of Kebony wood was used in the construction of the 11ft wide walkway and was chosen by the architects due to the timber’s sustainable credentials and Its enhanced dimensional strength, durability and unique appearance. 

“Our board looked at Kebony and given its durability and longevity, choosing it was an easy decision,” said Jill Harms of Blink Marketing, who represents Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Group. “So far, it has performed very well in an extremely high-traffic area. It’s a great addition to our park.” 

“Being part of such a brilliant and carefully considered restoration project in the United States is fantastic,” added Mette Valen, sales manager Norway at Kebony. “Arnolds Park has a long, illustrious history, and making sure that the appearance of the promenade retained that authenticity was vitally important. Kebony was the perfect fit for the brief, and I am excited to see how the wood will develop with the area for many years to come.” 

Kebony features extensively in the Arnolds Park restoration