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Crescent Park Carousel
700 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, RI

 

Carousel Park Commission Office

610 Waterman Avenue

East Providence, RI  02914

401-435-7518

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We are now booking events for the 2015 season;
please contact our business office at 401-435-7518
for more information and to reserve your special day
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Santa’s Arrival and Carousel Lighting

November 30, 2014

Special thanks to all the volunteers who

Helped with set up, baking and day of event!!

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 


Thank you to all who took part in this seasons events!

 

 

 

Special Thanks!

The Food & Wine Committee and the Carousel Commission would like to thank everyone who attended or supported with donations to this years Food & Wine Pairing making it the Carousels most successful event in recent years!!   Mark your calendar for next years event to be held on September 17, 2015!!

 


 

 

  

First Morning Light.  Photo Courtesy of Ernie Germani

 

 

 
Photo courtesy of Kelly Sobreiro

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

Movies in the Park are BACK!!   

Summer Dates Post Soon!! 

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for some fun! Movies begin at dusk and are weather permitting.



 

Check this out just for fun....

The Crescent Park Carousel

By The Numbers

The ride is 50 feet in diameter

 

The building is 100 feet in diameter

 

The ride is 157 feet in circumference

So....

One ride is thirty revolutions which means the ride

travels approximately 0.9 miles (4710 feet)

In one hour, the ride travels 9 miles (47100 feet)

or in one day, the ride travels 71.4 miles

(376,800 feet)

The average season is 100 days so the ride would

travel 7136 miles (over 37 million feet)

In the 116 years of operation, the ride has gone 33

times around the Earth or 3.3 times to the Moon!

And with an annual average rider ship of 100,000
The Crescent Park Carousel has rode

11.6 million Riders.

And still counting.....

 

 

 

                   

The Crescent Park Carousel was built in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff, one of the earliest and foremost carousel designers. The Crescent Park Carousel is nationally recognized as a true masterpiece of wood sculpture. Originally built as a showcase for prospective buyers, it is the largest and most elaborate of Looff's works. The Carousel contains 62 beautifully hand carved figures and four fanciful chariots. Overall richness of effect was Looff's trademark and the Crescent Park Carousel gives full interpretation to that spirit. Elaborate embellishments of decorative panels, beveled mirrors, faceted glass jewels, electric lights, colored sandwich glass windows and its original band organ music surround flying steeds to create Looff's "Total Carousel Experience."

Saved in the 1970's by a handful of residents, the Crescent Park Carousel was placed on the National Register of Historic sites and places in 1976. In 1985, the Rhode Island General Assembly proclaimed the Carousel as the State Jewel of American Folk Art and in 1987, the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, designated the Carousel as a National Historic Landmark.

Restore the Magic, Preserve the Tradition, Support the Carousel

  

 

Volunteers are always welcome for Carousel Fundraising Events.  If interested, please call the Carousel Commission office at 435-7518.

"Winter's Magic" by Lynn Sevigny
Now available at the Carousel Gift Shop Located at City Hall. For more information please call 401-435-7518.

 

For information regarding why the Carousel was closed clicked below.

The work is finished!

The carousel gear replacement, for more information click here.