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Recreation Park Carousel

Installed in 1925, this carousel includes 60 jumping horses, 4-abreast; chariots; and the original 2-roll frame Wurlitzer Military Band Organ with bells. The horses and the original carousel house cupola have been restored. Situated in the historic George F. Johnson Recreation Park, facilities include a reflective pond, statue of George F. Johnson, Rod Serling Memorial Plaque, band shell concerts, pools and bathhouse, tennis courts, playground, and ball fields. The Carousel is host to “Holiday Rides at Rec Park” Saturdays in December; carousel is open from 5:00 – 8:00 pm with hayrides, horse and carriage rides, local choir/chorus groups, and more.

Park is open dawn-9:00pm.
Carousel hours for Summer 2024:
May 25 – June 21
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm, last ride at 6:45 pm. Monday – Friday
4:00pm – 7:00pm, last ride 6:45 pm. Memorial Day (May 27) 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, last ride at 6:45 pm. Juneteenth (June 19) 11:00am – 5:00pm, last ride at 4:45 pm. Closed 5:00pm – 7:00pm for staff training.
June 22 – September 2: Daily: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, last ride at 6:45 pm
For more information, call (607) 772-7017.

Carousels are not wheelchair accessible. A step ladder is available for those that need one.