A Ride Back To Luna Park With Dave Buehler
It was mostly demolished by 1931. Luna Park, known as “Cleveland’s fairyland of pleasure,” was a 35-acre amusement park which opened the spring of 1905 in the Woodhill Road, East 110th, Woodland and Mt. Carmel section on Cleveland’s eastside. It beckoned thrill-seekers and beer drinkers alike with roller coasters and a dance hall until Prohibition and the Great Depression took their toll, forcing the park to close its gates for good.
Dave Buehler, who founded the popular Templar Motors collection at the Erie Screw Factory, will serve as tour guide to the once booming Luna Park as part of our Lakewood Historical Society programming on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland’s Luna Park was part of an international amusement park chain that was known for its wildly exotic architecture. The midway was an amazing spectacle illuminated by one thousand incandescent lamps. It boasted a seventy-two-horse carousel, a roller rink and a 20,000-seat stadium, nicknamed the Luna Bowl, which was home field to the Cleveland Bulldogs and Cleveland Panthers professional football teams as well as the Negro league baseball teams: the Cleveland Stars, the Cleveland Giants, and the Cleveland Red Sox.
From the streets where it once stood, Luna Park has gone without a trace. Join Dave Buehler as he brings back memories of this long-forgotten summertime destination. The program takes place in the Main Lower Level Auditorium.