Euclid Beach Park

Family Time: Euclid Beach Park Days & Motorcycles/Tractors

Family Time: Euclid Beach Park Days & Motorcycles/Tractors

I am creating this blog post to capture my memories of three exhibits that I visited with members of my family on two days in July. Each of these exhibits has a unique connection to me and/or my family:

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, I visited the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland History Center, and a week later, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, I visited Lake Metroparks Farmpark. In addition to the personal connection of these events, it was interesting to compare the motorcycle engines with the engines shown at the Farmpark.

Jon Rudder interviews the next generation of amusement park historians! Kevin Smith & Troy Parsh

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3 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous

3 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous

3 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Sunday -- Amusement Preservation Museum & Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous

Read tweets below in this blog post to learn about:
  • The fun places my family took me for Father's Day 2022
  • Amusement Preservation Museum -- See photos from this incredible collection and watch the videos of the “Swingin’ Gyms."
  • 32nd Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous at Medina County Parks's Hidden Hollow Camp. I invite you to look at the photos closely to see the old-time skills that the participants demonstrated
  • Princess Ledges Nature Preserve, Medina County Parks
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2 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play

2 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play

I decided to create these three blog posts to remind me of the three days of fun I had over Father's Day Weekend. The text is the same at the beginning of all three, so I encourage you to read the tweets within the posts that tell the story of:

2 of 3: Fun Father's Day Weekend: Saturday -- Service Project & The Longest Day of Play

    Read tweets below in this blog post to learn about:

    • Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC) service project at Richfield Heritage Preserve
      Be sure to click on the links in the tweets to learn about both of these great organizations!
    • Cleveland Metroparks  “The Longest Day of Play” at Euclid Beach
    • Cleveland United Way 2-1-1 service
    • Plastic Free Lake Erie
    • Step Forward - Ohio's designated anti-poverty agency for Cuyahoga County with early childhood education programs, adult skills training, and other services
    • Especially large waves on Lake Erie on this windy day. Be sure to view the videos of the waves.
    • Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Beach concessions serving Honey Hut Ice Cream
    • Drum circle and dancing
    • Ohio Sea Grant
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    moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park

    moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park

    This blog post is about the creative and historical events I attended Friday, September 24, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021:

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    Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020: Part Two (Second Ten)

    Stuart & Julie kayaking on the Rocky River on August 18, 2020. Photo by Josh “Gadget” Scott.

    When we wrote about completing the first level of the Cleveland Metroparks 2020 Trail Challenge presented by Cigna to earn our 2020 Trail Challenge stickers, we were already working on the next ten trails for the final challenge. We are creating our Trail Challenge blog posts for these three reasons:

    With COVID-19 closing venues we normally frequent, and having to cancel the backpacking trips that Stuart had planned on the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail, we have been exploring many parks in Northeast Ohio and along the route of the Buckeye Trail. We are happy to share with you our experiences on the second level of the trail challenge to earn our 2020 Trail Challenge mug.

    2020 Trail Challenge Prizes - Sticker for 10 trails and mug for 20 trails, plus Cigna swag packet.

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    Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020

    Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020

    After writing three social distancing blog posts about visiting our local parks during the coronavirus crisis, we really did not plan to write anymore blog posts on this subject. However, we have been having such a great time exploring parks that we had not visited before, and revisiting old favorites, that we decided to gather tweets from park visits in June 2020, to create this blog post.

    This blog post accomplishes two things that are important to us.

    Please note that we have attended many more parks in June 2020 than those included in this blog post. Beyond what we include here, Stuart has been doing section hikes on the Buckeye Trail "Little Loop" (the Buckeye Trail Little Loop is over 250 miles long in Northeast Ohio), and we have done eleven additional hikes as part of the Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2020. We plan to write blog posts about these trail activities when we complete them.

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    Celebrating 50 Years of Fond Memories of Euclid Beach Park

    Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park 2019

    On Sunday, September 29, 2019, our family participated for the fifth consecutive year in Euclid Beach Park Now's 15th Annual Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park event. This was a special year for us and for this Cleveland tradition for three reasons:

    We write our blog posts as our way to thank the great organizations in Cleveland and Akron that bring joy to our lives. If you read our posts, you will see that we are very fortunate!

    Celebrating 50 Years of Fond Memories of Euclid Beach Park

    Euclid Beach (September 2019 draft) Plan Update

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