Crescent Park Looff Carousel, Riverside

2017 Season

Ticket prices

$1.50 each

20 tickets for $25.00



Opening Day

April 16, 2017

Noon to 6:00 pm



Hours:

April, May, June

Saturday and Sunday

Noon to 6:00 pm



July and August

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Noon to 6:00 pm

​Fall hours begin August 28th, 2017

September through October

Labor Day Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend

Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm



Holiday Schedule

Noon to 6:00 pm

Memorial Day - May 14, 2017

Independence Day - July 4, 2017

Labor Day - September 4, 2017

Columbus Day - October 9, 2017

The Crescent Park Carousel was built in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff, one of the earliest and foremost carousel designers. The Crescent Park Carousel is nationally recognized as a true masterpiece of wood sculpture. Originally built as a showcase for prospective buyers, it is the largest and most elaborate of Looff's works. The Carousel contains 62 beautifully hand carved figures and four fanciful chariots. Overall richness of effect was Looff's trademark and the Crescent Park Carousel gives full interpretation to that spirit. Elaborate embellishments of decorative panels, beveled mirrors, faceted glass jewels, electric lights, colored sandwich glass windows and its original band organ music surround flying steeds to create Looff's "Total Carousel Experience."

Saved in the 1970's by a handful of residents, the Crescent Park Carousel was placed on the National Register of Historic sites and places in 1976. In 1985, the Rhode Island General Assembly proclaimed the Carousel as the State Jewel of American Folk Art and in 1987, the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, designated the Carousel as a National Historic Landmark.

Volunteers are always welcome for Carousel Fund Raising Events. If interested please call the Carousel Commission office at (401) 435-7518.
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Crescent Park Looff Carousel Reviews
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  • This is located at a wonderful park in Riverside. The carousel is beautiful, the park and grounds are clean, perfect view of the waterfront and a nice clam shop for seafood!  more »
  • I grew up with Crescent Park and the carousel. Many fond memories were made at the carousel. My son’s pre-school graduation, my oldest son’s first job, my daughter’s birthday party and numerous rides ...  more »
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  • I love coming here. Old memories for me new ones for my kids. It's been fun watching my kids grow up and grab for the rings. There was a time I would grab them and hand them to them. As they got older sometimes they could reach them. Now they pull them at will. The challenge is gone until they have kids of their own. I guess they were having mechanical problems the last time I went because they were only letting 30 on at a time but it was worth the wait. We typically get chowder and clam cakes next door and go down to the shore across the street. Always a great day at the Carousel.
  • Such a sweet place, and I love that they've made it affordable for all. The staff are happy and helpful, and the adjacent park overlooking the water is beautiful and well maintained. Great spot to have a picnic and spend the afternoon running around.

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