About Us & History

Alparon Park was founded in 1882 by the Troy Farmers' Club. The club which produced the Troy Fair had outgrown its fair grounds and its lease was about to end. They settled on the farm of John A. Parsons to create the park. The park was named after Dr. Alfred Parsons who had bought the farm in 1839. The railroad ran along the property allowing for easy access to supplies. The buildings on the old fair grounds were torn down and carefully moved to the new property.

In 1885, the 10th anniversary of the fair, a new grandstand was built capable of seating 600 people. The crowds reached 7,000 patrons.