Second commemorative marker planned for Euclid Beach State Park

At a recent board meeting of Euclid Beach Park Now, the directors approved a proposal to place a second commemorative marker at the site of the former amusement park. A marker featuring Euclid Beach Park’s Grand Carrousel was unveiled last September at the State Park during the organization's annual event held in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at Cleveland Lakefront State Park, "Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park." A survey was offered to the attendees as to what ride or attraction should be the subject of the next marker. The overwhelming choice was to feature "Coaster Row," three of the park's four roller coasters that stood adjacent to each other along the main midway. The three coasters were: the Flying Turns, Thriller, and Racing Coaster. The park's fourth roller coaster, the Aero Dips, was located north of the main midway closer to Lake Erie. Half of the funds needed for the marker were raised at last year’s event through donations and a raffle featuring gift certificates to E. 185th street's most popular eateries. Fundraising will go on this summer at all of EBPN’s public events. The new sign will follow the same format as the one which has already been installed and will be unveiled at the State Park event scheduled for September 30, 2012. This year's event has the support of Neighborhood Connections, the Cleveland Foundation’s small-grants program intended to benefit grassroots groups in Cleveland.

Rich Wickens is the Vice President of Euclid Beach Park Now.

Richard Wickens

Vice President, Euclid Beach Park Now

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 11:43 AM, 04.03.2012