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Euclid Beach Park
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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.

Euclid Beach ride

What's Euclid Beach without rides?

And, of course, Laffing Sal.

Laughing Sal at Euclid Beach

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

Humphrey Candy Kisses Stand

Tickets from Euclid Beach Park

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 for free rides

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."

What do you remember? Let us know via this e-mail link.

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 president Elva Brodnick

Euclid Beach Park Now past-president Elva Brodnick

Euclid Beach Park - Open for the Season

Euclid Beach Park - Open for the 1969 Season

Euclid Beach Park - Rocket Ships Ride

Euclid Beach Park - Rocket Ships Ride

Euclid Beach Park - Rocket Ships Ride

More of the Rocket Ships

Euclid Beach Park - 6 cents admissions

Euclid Beach Park - 6 cents tickets!

Euclid Beach Park - Wood from the Paddle Wheel of Over the Falls

A piece of wood and photos from the Paddle Wheel
from the Over the Falls ride

Euclid Beach Park -Bargain Day

Euclid Beach Park Bargain Day - Only 5 cents!

Euclid Beach Park Gocarts ride

Do you remember driving these?

Euclid Beach Carousel horse - Scotty

Euclid Beach Carousel horse - Scotty. The Carousel was a Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel # 19

Euclid Beach Orphan's Day Picnic 1955

Cleveland Automobile Club's (AAA) 50th Annual Orphans' Day Picnic Outing on July 7, 1955 at Euclid Beach

Laughing Sal poster from Euclid Beach

Laughing Sal poster from Euclid Beach

Euclid Beach poster - how about a 5 cent popcorn ball?

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.

Euclid Beach pier

New Euclid Beach Pier

See more photos and a video tour of the new Euclid Beach Pier

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Profile of Dudley Humphrey

Lots more photos from Come Back to Euclid Beach Event

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