Schenley Plaza Carousel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Posted by: sherpes
N 40° 26.544 W 079° 57.174
17T E 588801 N 4477387
Quick Description: self-pay carousel in the heart of the Oakland neighborhood, next to the University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 7:17:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM4J2F
Added in 2005 in a large restoration project that transformed a parking lot into a green grass lawn and concessionaires.
The Victorian-style carousel, built by American craftsmen and generously funded by the PNC Financial Services Group, is Schenley Plaza’s feature family attraction. The menagerie of animals symbolizes the fellowship and diversity of Pittsburgh. However, it is not the first carousel to offer family fun in Schenley Park.
In 1913 the original Schenley Park Carousel was opened to the public at the corner of Panther Hollow and Greenfield roads. The original carousel also had a menagerie of animals.
Today’s carousel is wheelchair accessible. Visitors of all ages may enjoy its lively colors and old-fashioned pipe organ music.
Operates April through October. It runs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tokens for rides on the carousel can be purchased at the token machine located by the carousel for $1.25. An operator is available for assistance. Riders must be taller than 4 ft. or accompanied by an adult. The carousel is wheelchair accessible.
Carousel Location: Neighborhood Park
Is the Carousel operational?: Yes
Does the Music work?: Yes
Cost to ride:
Hours of Operation:
Operates April through October. It runs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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