Located in Prospect Park’s Children’s Corner, the Carousel is one of the park’s most popular attractions. Its 53 magnificent horses ride alongside a lion, a giraffe, a deer and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of his time, the Carousel was restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990. It is one of the only wheelchair accessible carousels in the nation. It remains a popular destination for birthday parties and other special events.
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prospect Park Carousel is currently closed; however, we are bringing the Carousel to you, with coloring sheets and a PBS documentary you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Scroll our page for more details.
Treasures of New York
Learn about the history of the carousel on PBS.
Carousel Coloring Sheets
Use your imagination to create a colorful horse for our carousel.
Become a Member
Become a Family Supporter of Prospect Park Alliance and enjoy a full year of free carousel rides plus discounts on birthday parties.
Celebrate your child's birthday at this beloved Park attraction.