c. Paul Martinka


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, with subsequent improvements in 2020 through funding from the New York City Council. It is one of the only wheelchair accessible carousels in the nation. It remains a popular destination for birthday parties and other special events.

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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.

Carousel Birthday Parties


Celebrate your child’s birthday at this beloved Park attraction.

School and Camp Groups

Take a group trip to the Carousel.

Treasures of New York

Learn about the history of the carousel on PBS.