• May 19, Thursday 106thBirthday Celebration of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society


We are in the process of updating our website.  Some of what now appears may be changed or altered. Under the navigation drop down "About," Club History is not yet completed.  Other topics that will be added under "About":

  • EBPN's on-going involvement with the return of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel from when the auction of the complete carousel was first announced.
  • Section on the project to install permanent markers on Euclid Beach Park history within Cleveland Metroparks, Euclid Creek Reservation, Euclid Beach.
  • Section on our big memorabilia event Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park held annually at Euclid Beach.

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.


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.

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:


Are you a member of a club or organization interested in a presentation about Euclid Beach Park?  Euclid Beach Park Now's resident historian and former park employee James Seman will gladly come and speak to your club or organization. Call 440-946-6539 or send an e-mail to ebpn@bex.net.  An e-mail form can be found on the "Contact' Page. A nominal fee is charged.

Euclid Beach Park Now

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

  • May 25, Wednesday Every Wednesday the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society presents Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties at the Music Box Supper Club located in the same building as Shooters at 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113. On this date John Frato and Dudley Humphrey will share, "Scariest Rides Euclid Beach - Stories about the iconic Cleveland Amusement Park"
  • April 9 Beginning Saturday, April 9 and then the next four consecutive Saturday's the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society will be hosting HANDS-ON HISTORY SATURDAY SERIES.  Five sessions for Pre-K through 2nd Grade and Five sessions for 3rd Grade through 5th Grade. Each session will feature a unique theme, hands-on activities, a snack, and a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel. Point and click on the Blue Box "Hands-on History"for more information.
  • June 4, Saturday East 200 Street Stroll 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Euclid Beach Park Now will have an informational booth set up along East 200.  The Rocket Ship Car and Thriller Car will be available for rides.
  • June 11, Saturday Parade the Circle, Wade Oval University Circle 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parade begins at noon. Stop at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society to see and ride the Euclid Beach Park Carousel and listen to the North Tonawanda band organ.

Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel Timeline

  • Cleveland Tomorrow gifts the horses and chariots to WRHS, making WRHS the full and sole owners of the carousel.
  • On the 100th anniversary of the carousel in 2010, WRHS partners with Cleveland's Euclid Beach Park Carousel Society, and Euclid Beach Park Now to return the carousel to public use.
  • Carousel opens to the public on November 23, 2014.

Euclid Beach Park Now

Euclid Beach Park Now (EBPN) honors and preserves the memory of Euclid Beach Park, Cleveland, Ohio's most beloved amusement park which operated from 1895 through 1969.

Want to be part of the excitement? Donate Now, www.clevelandcarousel.org


Euclid Beach Park

1895 - 1969

Euclid Beach Park Now (EBPN) honors and preserves the memory of Euclid Beach Park.  The eastern part of the original ninety acres the amusement park occupied is a public park: Cleveland Metroparks, Euclid Creek Reservation, Euclid Beach.  For information on the park and to reserve the picnic pavilion contact Cleveland Metroparks, at 216-635-3304.

Welcome Back to Euclid Beach Park

The restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel is now operating in the History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH  44106

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,  Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please note, the History Center is closed on Monday and the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

General admission: $10 adults, $9 seniors ages 62+, $5 children ages 3-12, FREE for WRHS members, children under 2, and active members of the military.

The first TWO (2) rides on the carousel are free with general admission. Each additional ride cost only $3.

  • Installed at Euclid Beach Park in 1910.
  • Euclid Beach Park closes in 1969. Carousel sold and moved to Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
  • Palace Playland is sold in 1996. New owners negotiate for purchase of carousel that is privately owned.
  • Carousel is consigned to an auctioneer in 1997 who moves the carousel back to Cleveland.  Purchased by The Trust For Public Land in behalf of Cleveland Tomorrow.
  • Cleveland Tomorrow repays The Trust For Public Land. In 1998 it places the carousel under the stewardship of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS). Restoration of all the horses and the chariots begin.
  • June 29-30 Euclid Beach Park Now bus trip to Knoelels, America's Largest Free-Admission Amusement Park. 2016, Celebrating 90 Years. Knoebels was born on July 4th, 1926 with the Crystal Pool and a Carousel.  Since then, they have remained a place where families can go for some good, old-fashioned fun without breaking the bank.  Those reading this who remember Euclid Beach Park also remember the Flying Turns.  Knoebels  opened their Flying Turns in October of 2013. Seats for the trip are still available. If you would like to go send in $50.00 deposit for each person (As Soon As Possible) with final payment due May, 15, 2016.
  • July 2 Euclid Beach Park Night with the Lake County Captains at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.  The Captain vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps, first pitch at 7:00 p.m. Post-Game Fireworks. Two ticket packages are available; $15.00 and $25.00.