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Richland Carrousel Park opened in 1991 as the first new, hand-carved carrousel to be built and operated in the United States since the 1930’s. The Carrousel figures were carved in the style of G.A. Dentzel, one of the most revered carvers of the early 1900’s.  Fifty-two beautiful animals and two chariots.  There are 30 horses and 22 menagerie figures including a mythical hippocampus  A Stinson Band Organ provides rousing music for carousel riders.  The scenery panels atop the carrousel depict past and present attractions in MansfieldIndoor facility.  Open year-round. Gift shop and concessions.  Accessible to the handicapped.

The Richland Carrousel Park offers a free picnic area around the Carrousel.

When traveling The Shawshank Trail, stop by the Richland Carrousel Park to buy their very own “Private Stock” Prison Break old fashioned sodas in many delicious flavors like vanilla, root beer, strawberry and more!  Official soda of the Shawshank Trail.

First new hand-carved wooden carrousel to be built and operated in the U.S. since the early 1930s.  Offering a menagerie of 52 animals and 2 chariots all hand-carved and painted in Mansfield.  Indoor facility open year round, with a concessions area, gift shop, comfortable rockers for non riders, as well as space for tables and chairs. We offer flexible morning hours for groups as well as boxed lunches during the week upon request. Facility is completely handicapped accessible.

Sharon Bishop, Director

Group tour price: $1 per one ride; Six rides for $5; 50 rides for $35; Children under 2 ride free
Payment policy: pre-pay, pre-pay onsite by cash, check, or credit card
Reservations required: Yes
Open for special hours:
Length of time for tour: Each ride is 4.5 minutes
Maximum # of motorcoaches at one time: 2 coaches
Motorcoach parking: Free Parking lot across the street
Escort & driver complimentary: Yes
Handicap accessible: Yes
Number of restrooms available (men/women): Men 1, Women 1
Other: Box lunch available – $12.84 inclusive. Either chicken salad on croissant or ham/cheese on croissant; pasta salad or fruit salad; cheesecake bites for dessert.  Chips, iced tea, coffee or water.  (2020 price)

Bring your celebration to the Richland Carrousel Park. It is available for private rental before or after the hours of daily operation. Tables and chairs are available to accommodate up to 200 people in the pavilion and carrousel area. The rental fee includes a carrousel operator, a hostess and unlimited use of the carrousel for your guests. Alcoholic beverages may be served; however, a special permit must be acquired for a cash bar. Wedding Receptions, Catering upon request, Anniversaries, Fund Raisers, and Private Parties…Any Gathering is Welcome!! Call our friendly staff for details.


Lodging property: No
Restaurant: Nearby
In-house catering: No
External catering permitted: Yes
Wifi Access: No
Projector available: No
A/V Screen: No
Handicap accessible: Yes

# of meeting rooms: 1
Total meeting space (sq.ft.):
Largest meeting space (sq.ft.):

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Pavilion Room 80′ x 80′ N/A N/A N/A 200-300