Euclid Beach Memories Abound at Cleveland History Center

Photo by Anastasia Pantsios

Sat 7/20 @ 10AM-5PM

Euclid Beach Park has an honored place in the memories of Clevelanders, although unless you are in your late 50s, you’re too young to have firsthand memories. But those younger have undoubtedly heard stories about the amusement park in North Collinwood from older relatives, who recall hearing about the bands who played their, the fun and not scary rides, and the congenial low-key atmosphere so different from today’s giant theme parks where people are under pressure to get their money’s worth from their expensive tickets and ride lines are an hour long.

Euclid Beach’s last season was 50 years ago, after 75 years in operation, and its beautiful carousel is now restored and sits in its own glass enclosure at the Western Reserve Historical Society, where Euclid Beach Park Day is being celebrated for the fifth year. Museum visitors can ride the carousel as much as they want, take Rocket Ship rides, meet Laughing Sal, play lawn games and enjoy authentic amusement-park treats. It’s free with regular admission $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for kids.

In addition, Lolly the Trolley will take visitors on tours of the Euclid Beach Park site. Tickets are $25 and include admission to WRHS’s Euclid Beach Park Day and a goodie bag. You’ll want to reserve your seat in advance.

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One Response to “Euclid Beach Memories Abound at Cleveland History Center”

  1. Peggy

    My favorite memory was the sign…
    “Gateway to happier days,
    Memories of friends long gone,
    Alive again with the clanging roar
    Of the Thriller, as it plummets out
    Of the past.
    While licking Frozen Whip, laughing with Sal,
    we walk on the pier as the sun goes down.
    Savoring that last Candy Kiss at…….Euclid Beach”

    Hope I got it correct, and that it brings memories to you also.

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