Broome County Carousels

Carousel Horse near Metrocenter in Downtown Binghamton

 

  • C.Fred Johnson Park, Johnson City
  • George W. Johnson Park, Endicott
  • West Endicott Park, Endicott
  • Recreation Park, Binghamton
  • Ross Park, Binghamton
  • Highland Park, Endwell

BCVB Map of Area Carousels 2014

 

Ross Park Carousel

60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, New York
607.772.7017

Installed in 1920, this carousel features 60 jumping horses, 4-abreast; 2 chariots (one with monkeys); and an original 51-key Wurlitzer Military Band Organ.  Park also features 5th oldest zoo in the United States, the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier (unusual hands-on children's museum), a playground, and a sheltered picnic area, all in a wooded setting.

Zoo opens daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Park is open dawn to dusk.  Carousel is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Recreation Park

58 - 78 Beethoven Street, Binghamton, New York
607.772.7017

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.

Park is open dawn – 9:00 pm.  Carousel is open Memorial Day Weekend through mid-June, Mon.-Fri. 3pm-7:45pm, Sat. & Sun. 12 noon-7:45pm, and from mid-June through Labor Day, daily 12 noon-7:45.

C. Fred Johnson Park

98 C.F.J. Boulevard, Johnson City, New York
607.797.3031

Installed in 1923, this carousel is the largest of the six in the area, featuring 72 figures, 4-abreast. This carousel is considered the most elaborate group of carvings in our collection. Original scenic panels and beveled mirrors remain.  Site includes tennis courts, ball fields, playground, and a small-use water spray park for children.

Park is open 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Fully renovated carousel open Memorial Day through mid-June, Monday through Friday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm and from mid-June through Labor Day, daily from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Holiday Lights on the Carousel held weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Highland Park

801 Hooper Road, Endwell, New York
607.786.2970

Installed in 1925, this carousel is the only one of the area's carousels that has been relocated.  Originally located at the old En-Joie Park in Endicott, the carousel features 36 animals, 3-abreast; including a pig and a dog. Highland Park facilities include a swimming pool and wading pool, picnic area, playground, tennis courts, ball fields, volleyball, all in a wooded setting.

Park is open 9:00 am - dusk. Carousel is open 12:00 pm-7:45 pm, weekends only from Memorial Day through mid-June and then open daily through Labor Day.

George W. Johnson Park

201 Oak Hill Avenue, Endicott, New York
607.757.0856

Installed in 1934 and historically restored in 1994, this carousel has 36 horses, 3-abreast and 2 chariots in its original carousel pavilion.  A glass enclosure was added in 1999.  Situated in the heart of Endicott's "Northside" and “Little Italy” neighborhoods, the George W. Johnson Park features swimming pools, bathhouse, picnic shelter, ball fields and playground.

Park is open 7:00 am - 8:30 pm.  Carousel is open daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.

West Endicott Park

525 Maple Street at Page Avenue, Endicott, New York
607.786.2970

Installed in 1929, this carousel features 36 animals, 3-abreast, including a pig and a dog. The West Endicott Park is adjacent to Endicott-Johnson factories, consistent with Johnson's commitment to providing recreational facilities for his employees and their families. Park has a kiddie pool, tennis courts, playground and a covered picnic shelter.

Park is open 9:00 am - dusk. Carousel is open 12:00 pm-7:45 pm weekends only Memorial Day through mid-June, then open daily through Labor Day.

2011 Ride the Circuit Guide.pdf


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