If you share an interest in Euclid Beach Park or in old amusement parks you are invited to join Euclid Beach Park Now. Annual dues are $16.00, November 1st to October 31st. With membership you will receive our quarterly newsletter THE ARCH, named after the main entrance gate to Euclid Beach Park. Send a check or money order in the amount of $16.00 to:
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Thursday, July 25, 2019
NATIONAL MERRY-GO-ROUND DAY
The date commemorates the first U.S. patent issued in 1871 to William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa for the modern carousel.
Take a ride or two or three on your favorite carousel. Here in Cleveland and fans of old Euclid Beach Park have their favorite, the one that operated at the amusement park for 59 years and is back operating at the Cleveland History Center. Scroll down to:
Euclid Beach Park, Grand Carousel Timeline.
This year, more than any other, Euclid Beach Park Now will focus our attention on collecting as many stories as possible about the Park. EBPN is particularly interested in what memories are cherished most...the food...the rides...or...being there with family members.
This year is a milestone in every sense of the word and EBPN needs the help of all who remember the Park to make it as special as it can be. Utilizing the link below, you can obtain a printable "Share Your Memories With Us" form. Use the form to share your memories of Euclid Beach Park, even if it is as simple as why a certain ride was your favorite. Fill in the information and mail it to: EBPN - P.O. Box 19535 - Cleveland, OH 44119-0535, scan the form and attach to an email: email@example.com, or simply type your memories in an email and send.
If you are visiting the Grand Carousel at the Cleveland History Center, a recording station has been set up in the antique chariot just inside the carousel pavilion. The instructions are easy--just have a seat and tell your story. If you need assistance just ask any of the staff in the carousel pavilion.
Remembering the stories and memories are what makes the Euclid Beach Park come alive again.
Thanks for Sharing Your Euclid Beach Park Memories!
Euclid Beach Park Now (EBPN) honors and preserves the memory of Euclid Beach Park. The eastern port of the original ninety acres the amusement park occupied is a public park: Cleveland Metroparks, Euclid Creek Reservation, Euclid Beach Park. For information on the park and/or to reserve the picnic pavilion contact Cleveland Metroparks, at 216-635-3304.
The old pier was demolished and construction started on a new pier which has been completed. An official dedication date will be in May or June of 2019. Check back for the actual date when announced.
c/o Thriller Project
P.O. Box 19535
Cleveland, OH 44119-0535
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Euclid Beach Park Day
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Cleveland History Center
Relive the heyday of Euclid Beach Park at the Cleveland History Center's fifth annual celebration of Cleveland's most beloved lakeside amusement park! Come for a fun-filled day of nostalgia, including unlimited rides on the Grand Carousel, midway games, face painting, make & take crafts, fun food, and a narrated trolley tour to Euclid Beach Park's original site.
P.O. Box 19535
Cleveland, OH 44119-0535
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P.O. Box 19535
Cleveland, OH 44119-0535
Euclid Beach Park
1895 - 1969
Euclid Beach Park Now is among the recipients of a 2019 Project Support grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The grant will help with Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park
Photos are from the 14th Annual Event in 2018
Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park
15th Annual Event
Celebrating 50 Years of Fond Memmories
of Euclid Beach Park
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Euclid Beach Park Now honors and preserves the memory of Euclid Beach Park by supporting historical education and preserving physical items and memorabilia of the park. Members of Euclid Beach Park Now joined together to create Images of America: Euclid Beach Park to tell the story of this great park and its managing family and to present vintage images of this unique place in Cleveland history.
Copies of Images of America: Euclid Beach Park are $21.95 each, add $4.50 shipping and handling (via USPS) for each book ordered and finally add 8% Ohio Sales Tax, Cuyahoga County. Make all checks payable to Euclid Beach Park Now, and include Name, Address, City/State/Zip Code, Phone Number and E-mail Address. Send to Euclid Beach Park Now, P.O. Box 19535, Cleveland, OH 44119-0535.
We apologize for the inconvenience of making a purchase in this manner. We are in the process of making changes to our website and hope the process will be easier in the future.
Euclid Beach Park Now (EBPN) honors and preserves the memory of arguably Cleveland, Ohio's most beloved amusement park EUCLID BEACH PARK, which operated from 1895 through 1969.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel
109th Birthday Celebration
A Birthday Bash for the carousel was held at the Cleveland History Center.
As part of its' "Images of America" series Arcadia Publishing has released "Euclid Beach Park" on September 24, 2012. The 127 page book contains 228 black and white images, many of which have never been published before.
In 1895, five Cleveland businessmen opened Euclid Beach Park. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, on the east side of Cleveland, this parcel of land would become a magical place that was more than just an amusement park-it was an institution of the community. However, in 1900, "the Beach" faced financial collapse under the original owners. After being rescued by the Humphrey family, Euclid Beach began its ascendancy in the 1901 season. during its 74 years of operation, particularly the "Humphrey years," Euclid Beach Park offered a vast array of major rides and attractions and also utilized industry innovations, in ride design, construction, and park management. Few amusement parks have garnered the affection, memories, and respect that surround the wondrous spot called Euclid Beach Park.
A number of years ago, one of EBPN's Board members, donated a Thriller coaster car to the Western Reserve Historical Society. It was part of a Euclid Beach Park display at the museum a number of years ago and has been in storage when removed from exhibit. The upholstery that was done on car before it was donated was done incorrectly and needs to be completely replaced. The colors the car was painted are also incorrect. Since the car was stored indoors all these years it is in good condition. A few months ago under the direction of EPBN's Board, the President approached the museum about restoring the car to its original grandeur so it can be displayed in the Carousel Pavilion with EPBN responsible for raising the necessary funds. The museum agreed to the restoration under EBPN direction. The project has begun. Cost estimate is approximately $2,200.00. The template being used to restore the car is an unrestored Thriller car owned by The Euclid Beach Boys.
The restoration of the Thriller Car is slowly but steadily moving toward completion. We are anticipating that the wood repair will be completed in the next several weeks and then the project will proceed onto repainting to the correct original colors. Good news is that there were remnants of the original paint left on the car that could be matched. Flooring repair is proceeding as well as the repair of the damaged rear corner board.
Part of the mission of Euclid Beach Park Now is: To support the education of the public as to the history of Euclid Beach Park through lectures, exhibits, displays, memorabilia shows, television and radio appearances, and any other available form.
This website was set up to assist in meeting that part of the mission. It contains historical information on Euclid Beach Park and some of its rides and attractions. Euclid Beach Park opened on June 22, 1895 and closed on September 28, 1969, after 74 seasons. The western portion of the old amusement park is occupied by a health service facility and two senior citizen high rise apartments. The old, arched, entrance to the amusement park stands at the entrance to these facilities on Lake Shore Boulevard at East 159 Street, Cleveland, OH 44110. The eastern portion of the old amusement park is now a public park under the management of Cleveland Metroparks. The entrance to the current park is at 16301 Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44110.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 the Humphrey Company
celebrated its Grand Opening of its first retail location in Cleveland in decades. 819 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH.
Are you a member of a club or organization interested in a presentation about Euclid Beach Park? Euclid Beach Park Now's resident historians will gladly come to your club or organization's meeting. Call 440-946-6539 or send an email to email@example.com (a convenient email form is on the Contact page.) A nominal fee is charged.
Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:00 am
Official Ribbon Cutting for the New Euclid Beach Park Pier
The decades have marched forward quickly since 1969, the year Euclid Beach Park closed after 74 seasons. Driving past the park on Cleveland's Lake Shore Boulevard and sighting the sign, "OPEN for the SEASON" is a long time ago. Hard to believe so many years have passed, but it is time for another milestone in the Park's rich history. 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Park's closure. From that day, September 28, 1969, the park stands frozen in time...no more rides on the Thriller, Over the Falls, Flying Turns or other rides. When we remember and reminisce, it's almost like we were back at the Park again, if only for a brief moment, maybe with that queasy feeling on our stomachs as the last three "bunny hops" on the Thriller pull us up out of our seats. That last Sunday in September was not a happy day by any means for anyone who loved Euclid Beach Park and really sad on so many levels. If the legacy of Euclid Beach Park had ended that day, this anniversary would surely not be an event to focus on, much less celebrate.
The memories of Euclid Beach Park have not only endured, but blossomed over the decades from generation to generation. This year Euclid Beach Park Now plans to celebrate fifty years of fond memories of the amusement park we all so dearly miss, and not just commiserate over its loss. At Euclid Beach Park Now events (see Calendar of Events below) and in our quarterly, membership newsletter The Arch, we plan to take an honest look at the Park's history and the long-lasting effect it has had on Greater Clevelanders.
What remained of the old pier was deemed structurally faulty and not repairable.