Euclid Beach Park was built in 1895 on the shore of Lake Erie on Cleveland's East Side. It was originally patterned after New York's Coney Island and in 1901 Dudley S. Humphrey, Jr. led six members of his family in undertaking management of the park.
There were many attractions that made Euclid Beach Park popular such as the Dance Hall, Euclid Beach carousel, the wooden roller coasters including the Thriller, The Flying Turns and other rides.
What's Euclid Beach without rides?
And, of course, Laffing Sal.
Laffing Sal at Euclid Beach
As the lady in this short video says "Laffing Sal used to scare the hell out of me."
There was also great park food like the Humphrey popcorn balls and Candy Kisses.
Humphrey Candy Kisses Stand
Tickets from Euclid Beach Park
Euclid Beach Park closed for good on September 28, 1969. The Arch main entrance still remains and the Carousel is at the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Euclid Beach sign
I was very young when the Park closed but I remember going with my Mom and her friend and daughter to Euclid Beach Park in 1968 for a speech by then Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey who was running for President. I recall the protestors with signs and chants saying "Dump the Hump."
Enjoy these other images of Euclid Beach from Euclid Beach Now, a local organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Euclid Beach.
Euclid Beach Park Now past-president Elva Brodnick
Euclid Beach Park - Open for the 1969 Season
Euclid Beach Park - Rocket Ships Ride
More of the Rocket Ships
Euclid Beach Park - 6 cents tickets!
A piece of wood and photos from the Paddle Wheel from the Over the Falls ride
Euclid Beach Park Bargain Day - Only 5 cents!
Do you remember driving these?
Euclid Beach Carousel horse - Scotty. The Carousel was a Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel # 19
Cleveland Automobile Club's (AAA) 50th Annual Orphans' Day Picnic Outing on July 7, 1955 at Euclid Beach
Laughing Sal poster from Euclid Beach
Euclid Beach poster - how about a 5 cent popcorn ball?
Euclid Beach Park Pier
On Wednesday May 22, 2019 the Cleveland Metroparks had a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Euclid Beach Pier. The new pier is 315-feet long and 16 to 24 feet wide, extending 150 feet over Lake Erie. The newest park amenity was designed to improve accessibility and offers guests clear views of the downtown skyline and historic Euclid Beach shoreline. The pier features three custom archways that pay homage to the historic park and former Euclid Beach Amusement Park.