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Carousel in the Park

Admission Fee



  1. Playground
  2. Restrooms


Make memories with a ride on our unique, vintage carousel, located west of the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center. The grand old carousel was built in 1908 and houses a Wurlitzer style band organ. Bring your lunch and enjoy listening to the music or enjoy the VonRohr Victorian Garden adjacent to the carousel. 
COVID-19 precautions: Seating on the carousel will be limited. "A Guide to Re-opening Shawnee County, Kansas" from the Shawnee County COVID-19 Response Team. Families will be seated together but rows of seats will be skipped to achieve social distancing. Staff will clean and disinfect the carousel between each ride.

Punch Passes- 15 rides (Good for Mini-Train or Carousel)- $25 
Punch passes are sold at the Mini-Train Depot or Carousel

Weather Policy
Shawnee County Parks + Recreation reserves the right to shut down operations during inclement weather.  This includes but is not limited to the following:
- Ice, Sleet, Hail, Rain, Snow
- Tornado Watch or Warning Issued for Shawnee County
- Thunder and/or Lightning 
- Temperatures exceeding 100ºF or less than 40ºF
- All daily operations will be canceled if any disqualifying weather event is projected to last for more than three regular operating hours. 
- We will not open or reopen operation if a late start can not be made by 2 p.m.
- We will cease operations for the day if a weather event begins after 2 p.m.
- Tracks must be dry before the train opens.
- Weather determinations shall be based on National Weather Service forecasts. 

Schedule (weather permitting)
*Last ride is at 4:45 PM

  10:30 a.m. - 5 pm.
  10:30 a.m. - 5 pm.