Quick Carousel Facts
***Sugar Sand Park Community Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-4pm for walk-in permit sales and customer service questions. 2020-2021 Beach, Boat, & Dog Permits are available for purchase at City Community Centers. Facial coverings are required inside all City facilities. City beach, boat, and dog park/beach permit-holders are still encouraged to renew permits online.
The Science Playground, Splash Pad, walking paths, athletic fields, & outdoor basketball courts at Sugar Sand Park are open for public use and are to be used at your own risk.
Be advised that the Children's Science Explorium, Willow Theatre, Carousel, and Field House are currently closed.
Our park pavilions are open on a first come, first serve basis. We ask all park patrons to adhere to the directives and Emergency Orders put forth by Palm Beach County:
Park visitors must practice social distancing—remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.
Per Palm Beach County Emergency Order 12, facial coverings are required in public spaces, including any outdoor areas that are open and regularly accessible, where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. Individuals are not required to wear facial coverings when actively engaging in exercise and maintaining social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.
We continue to encourage everyone to follow CDC Guidelines so that they can best protect themselves, as well as others during this time.***
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.
The Carousel is located adjacent to the science playground and the Children's Science Explorium.
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.