Looking for Picts of Shady Lake Park

Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:20 AM
As many of you Northern Ohioans know, Shady Lake was the Humphrys second attempt of Euclid Beach. The park featured many of the EB rides as well as a couple others. (Wild Mouse, Paratrooper)

Now the park remains empty of rides, and filled with dirt and an occasional condo or two. The main gate still stands amongst this wreckage and ruin and redevelopment.

If you know of any places I can find "operational" pictures of this park, please let Ol' John know.

Thanks, and I love you all.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:42 AM

I'll have to do some digging at my parents place next time I'm over there, but I'm almost positive we have a few Shady Lake pics. I really miss that little park. It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon without spending an arm and a leg.

Complete adult ride list from what I can remember: Eli Scrambler, Eli Ferris Wheel, Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl, Schiff Wild Mouse, Hrubetz/Dartron non-hydraulic Paratrooper (trailer model), a Bisch-Rocco Flying Scooter, a "Coffee Break" tea cup ride, a Dodgem with the old Lusse cars (I think... they were extremely heavy), an Arrow Turnpike, a miniature railway, and one of those huge arena Rotor rides. There were also several kiddie rides, a mini-golf course, a food building that sold the Humphrey popcorn balls, candy kisses and frozen whip, and the ever-awesome game room. This room was FILLED with old games and was an absolute blast to spend a few bucks in. The rides moved to Old Indiana... so are they just sitting in pieces now? That would be a real shame.

ray p. (who remembers a distinct lack of shade at Shady Lake)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:51 AM

Sadly, when I remembered that I had been there a few times as a child (and indeed had my first coaster ride ever there), I found zero photos with my parents. What a disappointment. I'd like to make the memories a little less fuzzy with yellow faded images!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 9:58 AM

That's my problem, Jeff. The few pics I know I have are of the Scrambler, a rather fuzzy pic of the inside of the Rotor (I was fascinated by that ride for some reason), and my father and I on the Coffee Break. I guess when you're 12 years old and have a "disc" camera (remember those?), picture taking isn't something I took too seriously back then!

ray p.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 10:23 AM
Same here. My parents never brought cameras, so Im going completely on memory.

They had the "Sleepy Hollow" Train from EB. It went through the back woods. That is "THE" ride that came off the track at Old Indiana killing a Grandma and paralyzing her grand daughter.

The Eli Ferris Wheel went to Americana (now dismantled by the Pughs) after the Old Indiana rides were sold. I have no I dea where the other EB/SL rides are. I really would like to know were those Scooters are now. (Bicsh-Rocco Park Model)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 11:53 AM

I barely remember my trip to Shady Lake, just the carousel.

Does anyone have the dates of opening and closing?

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 12:33 PM
They didn't have a Carousel. Just an Allen Herchell Rodeo.

I think it closed around 88 or so. I remember going in 84.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 12:45 PM
I remember a spinning ride, I thought it was a carousel. Must have been one of the other rides.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002 1:20 PM
I remember walking through the arch and seeing the Paratrooper on the left with the blue and yellow steel Wild Mouse behind it. There were Turnpike cars, Dodgems, Rotor, Tea Cups, and Scrambler.

That's all I can remember.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 5:41 AM
I can't remember, was there actually a "lake" at Shady lake? I know that down off the hill (to the right of kiddieland), there was a picnic sleter area or something like a relaxing spot.

Now, most of these rides were sold to Old Indiana. I wonder if the Mouse went with it.

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