Quick Carousel Facts
***Sugar Sand Park Community Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-4pm for walk-in permit sales and customer service questions. 2020-2021 Beach, Boat, & Dog Permits are available for purchase at City Community Centers. City beach, boat, and dog park/beach permit-holders are still encouraged to renew permits online.
The Science Playground, Splash Pad, walking paths & outdoor basketball courts at Sugar Sand Park are open for public use. Athletic fields are open for individualized or family use only. Please be advised that the Children's Science Explorium, Willow Theatre, Carousel, and Field House are currently closed.
Please remember to practice #ResponsibleRecreation. Facial coverings are required inside all City facilities. Playgrounds are to use at your own risk. Visitors should be prepared with hand sanitizer and other necessary cleaning wipes to ensure little hands are cleaned before and after play. Park visitors should practice social distancing when possible.
Pavilions are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Decorations are not permitted. We ask all park patrons to adhere to the directives and Emergency Orders put forth by Palm Beach County.***
The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District are proud to present the arrival of the carousel, which opened on November 19, 2005, in conjunction with Sugar Sand Park's 10th anniversary.
Number of Horses
30 plus two wheelchair accessible chariots. The Carousel was manufactured by Chance Morgan of Wichita, Kansas. It is 36' in diameter with thirty jumping horses (3 abreast) with two chariots (benches). It is decorated with Dentzel-style scenery which was created by Gustav A. Dentzel, one of America's carousel pioneers. Mr. Dentzel and his family began producing carousels in 1867 in a shop in Philadelphia.
The horses are reproductions of various hand-carved wood originals produced for use on steam powered machines of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The names of the original horse designers are familiar to aficionados of this art form: Parker, Carmel, Illions, Looff, Spillman, Dentzel, and the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Chance Morgan has obtained the rights to molds of these venerated antiques, and today, creates hand-painted fiberglass reproductions that are suitable for all-weather use.
The carousel is placed on a large brick patio, surrounded by benches and shade trees. It is surmounted by a decorative tent, complete with finial. Multitudes of lights and music enhance the festive scene.
The Carousel is located adjacent to the science playground and the Children's Science Explorium.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 10am-5pm
Each ride costs $1 per person.
Children must be at least 42" to ride alone.
Children under 42" may ride with the supervision of an adult.