Cleveland Metroparks Evolves Plans for Euclid Beach Upgrades
Cleveland Metroparks concept for a new Euclid Beach Pier is coming to shape following a public meeting held September 22, 2016 at the Collinwood Recreation Center. The evolving design concept was developed following a study of wave patterns, lake conditions and the desire to capture views of downtown Cleveland to the west.
The existing pier, which is structurally deficient and planned for removal in early October 2016, was once part of the Euclid Beach Amusement Park. Cleveland Metroparks plans to pay homage to the park’s history in the design and subtle cues along the new pier.
Cleveland Metroparks has worked with Councilman Mike Polensek throughout the planning process. At an April 28, 2016 meeting Cleveland Metroparks met with the councilman to discuss capital projects, which included Euclid Beach pier and park programing. Councilman Polensek requested Disco Inferno to play Euclid Beach LIVE. The band will kick-off the 2017 concert series.
“Euclid Beach, Villa Angela and Wildwood Parks in the Euclid Creek Reservation are invaluable links to our lakefront, which continues to be one of Northeast Ohio’s most valuable natural resources,” says Cleveland Metroparks Chief Planning and Design Officer, Sean McDermott. “It’s important to our organization that we continue enhancing access and creating memorable experiences for guests of Euclid Beach.”
The development of the new pier and further improvements like waterfront trails and a new plaza in the park will be completed in a phased approach, with new pier construction occurring first once the necessary permits are secured in 2017. With the planned improvements, there is an emphasis on visitor experience, universal access and safety. “Following the recent improvements brought to the park since 2013, we are very much looking forward to the next phases of work over the coming years,” McDermott said.