Riverside Park Carousel
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
N 43° 33.836 W 080° 16.227
17T E 558917 N 4823700
Quick Description: Allan Herschell - 3 row, 28 jumper, 2 menagerie animal, and 4 chariot carousel
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/16/2006 11:02:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMHFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
Views: 156

Long Description:
In Riverside Park, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Just off of Marilyn Drive.

History:

1970
Carousel purchased from Conklin and Garrett Ltd. of Brantford for $6,000

1976
Carousel in disrepair and removed from service.

1976
Public subscription is led by local solicitor John Valeriote and local artist Ken Danby.

1977
Save the Carousel campaign raises $10,000.

1978
Wintario grant for $10,000 is received to help the cause.

1978/79
Guelph Correctional Centre residents rebuild and paint the carousel in colour scheme developed by Danby. Mechanical clutch and brake system is rebuilt and carousel is permanently installed, with the old trailer system removed. New canvas top is supplied. Refurbishing costs total $45,000.

1987
Direct drive electrical system is changed to fluid drive system. Rotted wooden sills are replaced with metal. Refurbishing costs total $22,000.

1989
Carousel horses are rebuilt and repainted at a cost of $29,000.

1999
Carousel shell is built, to the tune of $350,000. Artist Steven Lewis donates shell wind vane.

*Source: Guelph Tribune
Carousel Location: Neighborhood Park

Is the Carousel operational?: Yes

Does the Music work?: Yes

Cost to ride:
$1.75 per child


Hours of Operation:
Weekends and Holidays - May 20 to June 25 1:00 - 7:30 pm June 26 – September 4 Monday to Friday - 10:00 – 11:00 am (except stat holidays) Weekday and Weekends - 1:00 – 7:30 pm (including stat holidays) http://guelph.ca/living.cfm?smocid=2064


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