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Tornado-damaged Perfect Swing Family Fun Center faces foreclosure

Federal government seeks to foreclose on abandoned business
by Brianna Bailey Modified: May 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: May 14, 2014
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photo - Perfect Swing Family Fun Center, an abandoned family amusement park located at State Highway 9 and 36th Ave. SE in Norman, is in foreclosure.  Photos by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman  Jim Beckel - 
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Perfect Swing Family Fun Center, an abandoned family amusement park located at State Highway 9 and 36th Ave. SE in Norman, is in foreclosure. Photos by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman Jim Beckel - THE OKLAHOMAN

Note: The story below states that the U.S. Government is foreclosing on Perfect Swing Family Fun Center in Norman. The governments has begun foreclosure proceedings on the western portion of the closed amusement park, known as the Corporate Fun Center at 1800 Ann Branden Boulevard. The remainder of the property is not in foreclosure.

Closed after sustaining heavy damage from a tornado in 2010, Perfect Swing Family Fun Center is poised to be seized by the federal government and sold to pay off a delinquent disaster loan on the property.

Today, the windows are boarded at the amusement park and paint is peeling off of the white-and-blue clapboard buildings just off of State Highway 9 in Norman. Trees and high grass are beginning to grow up around the go-kart track and picnic areas. A concrete pool that once held bumper boats is empty, except for a puddle of stagnant, muddy water and trash.

Jordon Nichols, owner of the boat dealership Nichols Marine that sits next to Perfect Swing, said the property has become an eyesore. He has seen police cruisers at the property after a break-in at one of the Perfect Swing outbuildings.

“I would like to see it completely gone or back in business,” Nichols said. “It’s a very nice piece of real estate and it would be nice to just get something going on over there.”

The federal government began foreclosure proceedings on the park last week in U.S. District Court. According to court documents filed in the foreclosure, Perfect Swing’s owner, James Hardwick, has defaulted on a low-interest disaster loan from the Small Business Administration. The United States is seeking to seize the property and sell it to repay the outstanding balance on the loan.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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