Sugar Sand Park Carousel
Quick Carousel Facts:
The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District are proud to present the arrival of the carousel, which opened on November 19, 2005, in conjunction with Sugar Sand Park's 10th anniversary.
Number of Horses:
30 plus two wheelchair accessible chariots. The Carousel was manufactured by Chance Morgan of Wichita, Kansas. It is 36' in diameter with thirty jumping horses (3 abreast) with two chariots (benches). It is decorated with Dentzel-style scenery which was created by Gustav A. Dentzel, one of America's carousel pioneers. Mr. Dentzel and his family began producing carousels in 1867 in a shop in Philadelphia.
The horses are reproductions of various hand-carved wood originals produced for use on steam powered machines of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The names of the original horse designers are familiar to aficionados of this art form: Parker, Carmel, Illions, Looff, Spillman, Dentzel, and the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Chance Morgan has obtained the rights to molds of these venerated antiques, and today, creates hand-painted fiberglass reproductions that are suitable for all-weather use.
The carousel is placed on a large brick patio, surrounded by benches and shade trees. It is surmounted by a decorative tent, complete with finial. Multitudes of lights and music enhance the festive scene.
PLEASE NOTEConstruction on the new Sugar Sand Park Science Playground is scheduled to be complete in December with an opening slated for January. The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is working diligently with the contractor to expedite the project and ensure that the playground will exceed expectations of safety and inclusiveness for the community. For further information please contact the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District office at 561-417-4599.
The separate Tot Lot (by the baseball fields), the Children's Science Explorium and the Carousel are unaffected and ARE STILL OPEN.
Visit www.mybocaparks.org/SSPAIPlayground for updates on the NEW FULLY ACCESSIBLE, all abilities playground coming soon.
The Carousel is located adjacent to the science playground and the Children's Science Explorium.
View the map of Sugar Sand Park
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 10am-5pm
Each ride costs $1 per person.
Children must be at least 42" to ride alone.
Children under 42" may ride with the supervision of an adult.