Euclid Beach Park

Amusement park in the United States

Euclid Beach Park
Entrance to Euclid Beach Park in 2000
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.


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]

Park president Dudley Humphrey announced plans on June 7, 1968 to close the park at the end of the 1969 season.[3] After Euclid Beach Park closed, many of its rides were relocated to Shady Lake in Streetsboro, Ohio, USA.[4]

Past roller coasters

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Aero Dips Unknown Wooden 1909 1965 Scrapped
Racing Coaster 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
Antique Cars Unknown Track Ride 1962 1962 or later Unknown
Bubble Bounce Custer Specialty Company Bubble Bounce/Tip Top 1939 1956 or earlier Unknown
Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Carousel 1905 Unknown Relocated to Laurel Springs, Hartford, Connecticut
Caterpillar Unknown Caterpillar 1910s 1924 or earlier Unknown
Dippy Whip William F. Mangels Whip 1910s or later 1957 or later Unknown
Dodgem Unknown Dodgems 1921 Unknown Unknown
Ferris Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel c1960s 1969 Unknown
Flying Scooters Bisch Rocco Flying Scooters 1938 1965 or later Unknown
Grand Carrousel Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Carousel 1910 1969 Relocated
Great American Racing Derby Prior and Church Company Derby Racer 1921 1965 Relocated to Cedar Point
Hurricane Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Japanese Flying Ponies Herschell-Spillman Carousel 1903 1949 Unknown
Laff-in-the-Dark Unknown Unknown 1930s Unknown Unknown
Merry-Go-Round Herschell Carousel 1896 1921 or earlier Unknown
Ocean Wave Herschell-Spillman Unknown Early 1900s Unknown Unknown
Octopus Unknown Polyp Unknown Unknown Unknown
Over the Falls
Previously known as Mill Chute
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Shoot the Chute 1921 1937 or later Unknown
Pleasure Wheel Buckeye Observation Wheel Company Ferris Wheel 1896 1902 or earlier Unknown
Red Bug Boulevard Custer Specialty Company Unknown 1930s Unknown Unknown
Rock-O-Plane Eyerly Aircraft Company Rock-O-Plane 1957 or earlier 1957 or later Unknown
Rocket Ships Unknown Circle Swing 1896 1969 Unknown
Rotor Unknown Rotor 1957 1957 or later Unknown
Sea Swing Unknown Chair-O-Plane 1920 or earlier Unknown Unknown
Scramler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sleepy Hollow Railroad Unknown Miniature Railway 1926 1969 Unknown
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1966 or later 1969 Unknown
Tumble Bug Traver Engineering Tumble Bug 1925 1969 Scrapped
Turnpike Unknown Track Ride 1962 1962 or later Unknown
Whip William F. Mangels Whip 1910s Unknown Unknown
Witching Waves Unknown Unknown 1920s 1931 Unknown
Zoomer Custer Specialty Company Suspended Track Ride 1926 or earlier 1928 or later Unknown

External links


  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.
  3. "Euclid Beach Park Closing In 1969". The Akron Beacon Journal. 1968-06-07. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
  4. Futrell, Jim (Winter 2021). "From Shady Lake to Old Indiana and Beyond... a Never Ending Story". NAPHA Chronicle. No. V43 N4. National Amusement Park Historical Association. {{cite news}}: |access-date= requires |url= (help)