Broome County Carousels and Ride the Carousel Circuit

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

Map of Area Carousels 2014

2014 Ride the Circuit Guide

Carousel Brochure

 

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.

Carousel is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  For carousel hours, weather permitting, go to City of Binghamton Parks and Recreation Department: http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/carousels.

 

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.

Carousel is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For carousel hours, weather permitting, go to City of Binghamton Parks and Recreation Department: http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/carousels.

 

C. Fred Johnson Park

98 CFJ 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 basketball court, ball fields, volleyball court, playground, and a small-use water spray park for children.

Carousel is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Holiday Lights on the Carousel held weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For carousel hours, weather permitting, go to Johnson City Public Works Department: http://www.villageofjc.com/departments/department-of-public-works-dpw/parks-department.

 

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-JoiePark 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.

Carousel is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For carousel hours, weather permitting, go to Town of Union Parks and Recreation Department: http://townofunion.com/parks_carousel.html.

 

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 GeorgeW.JohnsonPark features swimming pools, bathhouse, picnic shelter, stage at "Little Italy" ball fields and playground.

Carousel is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For carousel hours, weather permitting, go to Village of Endicott carousel brochure:
http://www.endicottny.com/Carousel2.html.
 

 

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 George F. 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.

Carousel is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For carousel hours, weather permitting, go to Town of Union Parks and Recreation: http://townofunion.com/parks_carousel.html

 

For more information, pick up a carousel brochure at the Binghamton Visitor Center at Roberson Museum and Science Center (30 Front Street), Endicott Visitor Center (300 Lincoln Avenue) or Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau (49 Court Street) or go to: http://www.visitbinghamton.org/wp-content/uploads/carousels.pdf .


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