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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EUCLID BEACH PARK PRESENTATION


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.

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.



Euclid Beach Park

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 at the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH  44106
Euclid Beach Park Now

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

Euclid Beach Park Now

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.

Address                                       Phone Number         E-Mail

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

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

Saturday June 8, 2019

Parade the Circle, Cleveland's University Circle

Parade at Noon, Circle Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.

Euclid Beach Park Now volunteers will staff the Carousel and have a booth at the Cleveland History Center. Stop by and say hello and take a ride on the Grand Carousel.



Saturday, June 22, 2019

Euclid Beach Park Now Bus Trip to Waldameer Park

​Doors Open: 5:00 pm Storyteller: 7:00 pm

Waldameer is the fourth oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania, the tenth oldest in the nation, and one of only thirteen trolley parks still operating in the United States.​ Source National Scenic Byways Program

For information email (prefered) or call Rosemarie Kusold: kusoldr@gmail.com / 440-944-7157, leave message.

Saturday June 1, 2019

East 200th Street Stroll 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by and say hello at the Euclid Beach Park Now booth. The event celebrates great things going on in Euclid, OH and focuses on local non-profits and East 200th Street small businesses.


1895 - 1969

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.

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.

UPDATE (Winter 2018)

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.



JULY 19, 2019

22nd ANNIVERSARY

OF THE RETURN OF

THE EUCLID BEACH PARK CAROUSEL TO CLEVELAND, OHIO

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Cleveland Stories Dinner Party

​Doors Open: 5:00 pm Storyteller: 7:00 pm

Euclid Beach Memories - John Frato & Dudley Humphrey

​Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44113

For specific questions on the facilities and events at the current Euclid Beach Park, contact Cleveland Metroparks at, 216-635-3200.

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.

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.

EUCLID BEACH PARK PIER DEMOLISHED

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


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Euclid Beach Park Now

c/o Thriller Project

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

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

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FOND MEMORIES

May or June 2019

Official Grand Opening of the newly constructed pier at Euclid Beach. Check back for actual date and time.

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 ebpn@bex.net (a convenient email form is on the Contact page.) A nominal fee is charged.



The remaining section of the pier was demolished near the end of 2016. Cleveland Metroparks are planning for a new pier. Construction has begun. Construction is completed, official Grand Opening will be in May or June. Check this site for date when announced.

Please mail any donations to:

MISSION

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.


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.



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.

Welcome Back to Euclid Beach Park

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel 109th Birthday Celebration 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Cleveland History Center

Come to the Cleveland History Center and celebrate the 109th birthday of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel. May 19, 1910 was opening day for Euclid Beach Park's 1910 season. It was the first time that park visitors could see and ride the new carousel promoted on a park's postcard as the Finest Carousal ever made, Euclid Beach, Cleveland, Ohio.

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: ebpn@bex.net, 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!