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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:


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.

Euclid Beach Park Now

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

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.  A nominal fee is charged.


2014

Calendar of Events

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.

AUTHOR BIO:

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.

TO ORDER

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 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.

SAVE THE DATE

November 23, 2014

  • 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 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.

The carousel will be fully operational and open to the public on November 23, 2014 in the glass pavilion at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland's University Circle.

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

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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

1895 - 1969

It is with great sadness that we must report that long time friend and Euclid Beach Park Now board member, Rudy Nagode passed away Sunday, October 12th at age 94.  Rudy was a long time EBPN member having joined soon after the organization was founded in 1989.  Rudy was very interested in the history of Euclid Beach Park and the Collinwood neighborhood in which it was located.  Also  the history of the East 185th Neighborhood and Euclid, Ohio being a member of the Euclid Historical Society. At many EBPN board meetings he would bring along scrap books of historical news clippings and photos he collected over the years to share.  Rudy was very outspoken and shared his opinions at EBPN board meetings.



Rudolph "Rudy" Nagode


Arrangements are being handled at the Jakubs & Son Funeral Home, 936 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH  44119. The family will receive friends Friday, October 17th from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be at All Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Euclid Beach Park Now. staff@jakubsandson.com


At EBPN events Rudy would set up his Euclid Beach Park memorabilia. He loved engaging attendees and talking about old Euclid Beach Park.