While our historic Dentzel Carousel is being restored, the City of Burlington is making plans for its return. The Carousel will be moved to higher ground within the amusement area of City Park, keeping it out of the creek flood zone.
Now is the time we want to hear from you! A feedback opportunity has been designed to capture the values of our community and the best plan moving forward for the carousel and amusement park area of the park
Burlington’s City Park Carousel is currently closed. Our carousel is over a century old. It was last refurbished by a group of dedicated community members in the 1980s. Now, 35 years later, this piece of art in motion requires complete refurbishment and restoration of both its artistic and mechanical elements. Carousels & Carvings, Inc of Marion, Ohio will hand carve and repaint our menagerie of carousel animals, repair and fabricate new mechanisms, upgrade our drive unit, and add an ADA accessible chariot and ramp. Unfortunately, this work is painstaking and is estimated to last two years. We are so sorry that our crown jewel won't be available while it is being repaired, but this investment of time and money will ensure that our Dentzel Menagerie Carousel will last for generations to come.