Euclid Beach

Euclid Beach Park
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1895 to September 28, 1969

Euclid Beach Park was an amusement park previously located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The park first opened in 1895 and closed on September 28, 1969. Part of its property is now home to a Cleveland Metropark with some small remnants of the amusement park.

History

Euclid Beach Park was established by the Euclid Beach Park Co., consisting of Cleveland, Ohio businessmen, in the late 1800s. The business venture was situated on Lake Erie and hoped to duplicate the success of Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Visitors to the park could originally access it by ferry (affectionally referred to as Euclid Beach "TUBS") or by trolley. Original attractions included a pier into Lake Erie, a dance pavilion, and musical and variety performances.[1]

The park was expanded with its first rides for the 1896 season. This included the Switchback Railway, Pleasure Wheel, and Merry-Go-Round.[2]

Past roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Aero Dips Unknown Wooden 1909 1965 Scrapped
Derby Racer Frederick Ingersoll Wooden 1913 September 28, 1969 Scrapped
Figure Eight Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 1904 1909 Scrapped
Flying Turns John Norman Bartlett Wooden Bobsled 1930 September 28, 1969 Scrapped
Scenic Railway LaMarcus Adna Thompson Wooden 1907 1937 Scrapped
Switchback Railway LaMarcus Adna Thompson Wooden 1896 1904 Scrapped
Thriller Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Inc. Wooden 1924 September 28, 1969 Scrapped

Past attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Pleasure Wheel Buckeye Observation Wheel Company Ferris Wheel 1896 1902 or earlier Unknown
Merry-Go-Round Herschell Carousel 1896 Unknown Unknown

External links

References

  1. Bush, Lee. Euclid Beach Park is closed for the season. Amusement Park Books, Inc.. pp. 2-8. ISBN 0-913228-22-2. 
  2. Bush, Lee. Euclid Beach Park is closed for the season. Amusement Park Books, Inc.. pp. 9-10. ISBN 0-913228-22-2.