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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.

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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.

NEW EUCLID BEACH PARK BOOK RELEASED

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

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.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

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.

EUCLID BEACH PARK PRESENTATION

Are you a member of a club, group, or organization interested in a presentation about Euclid Beach Park?  Euclid Beach Park Now's resident historians will gladly come and speak to your club, group, 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 of this website. A nominal fee is charged.


Euclid Beach Park Now

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

Address                                       Phone Number         E-Mail

Euclid Beach Park Now                     440-946-6539                    ebpn@bex.net

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

MEMBERSHIP

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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THRILLER CAR RENOVATION PROJECT

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 hope is to have the project completed by May or June. 



EUCLID BEACH PARK PIER DEMOLISHED

What remained of the old pier was deemed structurally faulty and not repairable.



The remaining section of the pier was demolished near the end of 2016. Cleveland Metroparks are planning for a new pier and hope to begin construction in 2017.

2017 Date, Sunday, September 24

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.

1895 - 1969

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

EUCLID BEACH PARK

GRAND CAROUSEL TIMELINE

  • Installed at Euclid Beach Park in 1910. Nineteenth Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company of Philadelphia, PA.
  • 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.
  • 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

FOR PICNIC PAVILION RENTAL CONTACT  CLEVELAND METROPARKS

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.



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Euclid Beach Park Day - July 22, 2017

Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society

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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.

Euclid Beach Park Now

c/o Thriller Project

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

Euclid Beach Park Now is among the newest Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grant  recipients in 2017. The Project Support grant will  help with Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park

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