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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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Wednesday May 22, 2019 11:00 am

Official Ribbon Cutting for the New Euclid Beach Park Pier



Sunday September 29, 2019

Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park



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.

Address                                 Phone Number           E-Mail

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

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

PREVIOUS 2019 EVENTS


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

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

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 Now

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

​Euclid Beach Park Now

​Euclid Beach Park Now (EBPN) honors and preserves the memories of arguably Cleveland, Ohio's most

beloved amusement park EUCLID BEACH PARK which operated from 1895 through 1969


Euclid Beach Park is closed for the season

by Amusement Park Books, Inc.

which is

Lee O. Bush                     Edward C. Chukayne

Russell Allon Hehr       ​Richard F. Hershey

Dillon/Liederbach Inc. Book Publishers

​Cleveland, Ohio        Copyright 1977

Please mail any donations to:

The old pier was demolished and construction started on a new pier which has been completed. An official dedication was held on May 22, 2019.

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.

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.


Euclid Beach Park Now

c/o Thriller Project

P.O. Box 19535

Cleveland, OH  44119-0535

Photos are from the 14th Annual Event

September 30, 2018 

 Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park


EUCLID BEACH PARK PIER DEMOLISHED

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


Saturday, 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.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel

109th Birthday Celebration

A Birthday Bash for the carousel was held at the Cleveland History Center.

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.



Euclid Beach Park

1895 - 1969

As the feeling of spring came to Cleveland in 1895, and as the breezes that came off the lake got warmer, the people of the city and the surrounding areas began to think of outings, the beaches, and the joys of summer. The newspapers began to advertise excursions to Put-In-Bay via the D & C Lines' steamers; boat trips to Niagara Falls were touted, and familiar local names, such as Forest City Park, and Glenwood on the Lake Front, made their bid for the summer crowds. Amid these ads, beckoning the throngs to come and play, was a simple and seemingly first appearance of a significant name. It said: "EUCLID BEACH PARK, Saturday, June 22. Steamers leave foot of St. Clair St., 8 A.M., 1 P.M.., and returning 9 A.M.., 4 P.M.., and 7 P.M. Music in attendance, boating, etc. each Round Trip, including admission to grounds." Thus it was announced that Euclid Beach Park was in its initial season. 




Sunday September 30, 2018

Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park



Welcome Back to Euclid Beach Park

CELEBRATING 125 YEARS SINCE THE OPENING OF EUCLID BEACH PARK

JULY 19, 2019

22nd ANNIVERSARY

OF THE RETURN OF

THE EUCLID BEACH PARK CAROUSEL TO CLEVELAND, OHIO


NOVEMBER 23, 2019

5th ANNIVERSARY OF CAROUSEL OPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT THE CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER OF THE WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

EUCLID BEACH PARK PRESENTATION

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.


Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

EUCLID BEACH PARK DAY

Cleveland History Center

of the Western Reserve Historical Society

10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH  44106