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Closed for the Season: 50 Years Without Euclid Beach Park

For decades, when summer faded into autumn, it meant that Euclid Beach Park was ‘closed for the season,’ much to the dismay of children and families from Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods.

When autumn fell in 1969, however, that phrase took on a different meaning.

For 74 years, on about 75 acres in the far northeast corner of Cleveland along Lake Erie, the beloved amusement park brought joy to the hearts of millions. When it closed for good 50 years ago, its patrons were devastated.

On this anniversary year of the closing, we take a look back through the history and the memories of Euclid Beach Park.

Jean-Marie Papoi is a digital producer for the arts & culture team at Ideastream Public Media.