From mobile home park to Metropark? Euclid Beach residents speak out to save their homes

February 21, 2023

Residents of the Euclid Beach Mobile Home community in Cleveland’s North Collinwood neighborhood learned this week that their mobile home park will be turned into a public park next year.

“I bought this because I thought it would be a retirement spot and I love living here,” said Carol McClain, a resident of the mobile park of six years. “I don’t know how they can pretty much just say to us that they’re moving us out and we don’t have anything to say about it.”

The Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which purchased the 28.5-acre plot of land from a Texas-based developer for $5.8 million in 2021, told residents in a meeting attended by about 70 people on Monday that the mobile home park will cease to operate by September 2024. The property will become part of the Cleveland Metroparks.