Quick Carousel Facts
***In an abundance of caution, all City of Boca Raton special events, performances, programs, classes, athletics, clinics, rentals, camps, and meetings have been postponed or canceled through April 30th, 2020.
The Children’s Science Explorium and the Sugar Sand Park Carousel will be closed until further notice. Beginning Monday, March 16, the Sugar Sand Park playground will be temporarily closed.
The open air spaces such as the nature trails, basketball courts and picnic areas will be open. Thanks for everyone's continued support as we work through this unprecedented 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.