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 we will proceed onto repainting it to the correct original colors. The 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.

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


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.

Euclid Beach Park Now

c/o Thriller Project

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

The remaining section of the pier was demolished near the end of 2016. Cleveland Metroparks are planning for a new pier. Construction has begun. May be finished for EBPN's "Rememgering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park", 2018.

 Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park

15th Annual Event, Commemorating 50th Anniversary of

Euclid Beach Park's Closing

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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.

Please mail any donations to:

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


JULY 19, 2019






  • 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


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:

Copyright © Euclid Beach Park Now. All rights reserved.


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.

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


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

Euclid Beach Park

Euclid Beach Park Now is among the recipients of a Project Support 2019 grant from  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The Project Support grant will  help with Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park

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.


1895 - 1969


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.


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.


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 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

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.

Welcome Back to Euclid Beach Park


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.