The Final Ride At Beulah Park


Saturday marks the end of an era at Grove City’s Beulah Park.

The park, which opened in 1923 and was the first thoroughbred racetrack in Ohio, will close its gates for the final time tomorrow during the annual Derby Day celebration.

The closing comes as Continental Real Estate is in contract to purchase the land from Penn National Gaming. They say the plan is to demolish what's there and redevelop.

Those left behind have until Tuesday to pack up equipment, some of which will go to owner Penn’s new racino in Austintown, near Youngstown.

Grove City will receive up to $3 million for the redevelopment of the site. The money will be administered by the Ohio Department of Development, part of the relocation fee paid by Penn National Gaming to the state.