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April 4 – June 30
Thursdays – Sundays & holidays: 12 – 5 p.m.
Open Monday, May 27
July 4 – September 2
Thursdays – Sundays & holidays: 12 – 6 p.m.
September 5 – October 27
Thursdays – Sundays: 12 – 5 p.m.
September 23 & 24
Sukkot: 12 – 5 p.m.
November 2 – Nov 11
Saturdays – Sundays & holidays: 12 – 5 p.m.
$2.00 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, for all ages.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!
Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 53 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.
While at the Carousel grab an ice cream, popcorn or cold beverage from the Pony Express snack bar.
History & Photos
Click here to learn about the history of the Carousel. See pictures of some of the horses and animals.
The antique Carousel in the Park can be yours for a birthday celebration or a corporate event, where guests can ride as often as they like! Reservations for 2013 parties will be accepted beginning March 1, 2013. For more information please call (646) 393-9031 x1. Learn more >
School & Summer Camp Groups
School groups and summer camp groups are also welcome at the Carousel. Sessions are available Thursdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Group prices start at $225, which includes the $100 opening fee and $125 for the first hour of carousel use. Each additional hour costs $125.
To reserve your group time at the Carousel, complete and return the reservation form with the non-refundable booking fee ($100). Space is limited and trips will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis – make your reservations early so we may accommodate your date and time preferences!
Call (646) 393-9031 x1 for information and availability.
The Carousel is located at the Children’s Corner, just inside the Willink entrance (intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard).
By Public Transportation: MTA Maps
• Q, S or B Train to Prospect Park station
• B16 or B43 Bus to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard
• B41 Bus to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard
From Manhattan: From the Manhattan Bridge take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Go halfway around the circle and continue on Flatbush Avenue (the Brooklyn Public Library will be on your left and the Park on your right) until the intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.
From Queens & Long Island: From the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Tillary Street and turn left onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.
From Staten Island:
• From the Verrazano Bridge follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Atlantic Avenue, making right onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.
• Or, follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the Prospect Expressway, exit at 11th Avenue. Make a left on 11th Avenue. Make a right on Prospect Park Southwest to Park Circle. Go three-fourths around the circle and continue on Parkside Avenue. Make a left on Ocean Avenue to the intersection with Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.