One fun attraction in the Des Moines area is The Heritage Carousel at Union Park. This is one item on Monte and I’s 2013 Summer Bucketlist. It looks like this Sunday may be a good day to get it crossed off!
Clowns At The Carousel
This Sunday, August 4th 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
There will be balloons, carousel rides, inflatable rides, face paintings, entertainment, food and so much more! This is all free to the public!
History of the Carousel
The Heritage Carousel is an organization which is operated under the Des Moines Carousel Foundation, a non-profit organization. Volunteers, part-time director and other assistance are the people who keep the carousel up to date and funtioning from Memorial Day weekend until the end of September.
If you look closely at the carousel, the wood work and painting represent certain history and places in Des Moines.
J.C. ‘Buz’ Brenton was the master mind behind this great idea. He also helped gather private funds to purchase the carousel and assisted in choosing a spot for the carousel to be placed.
Union Park was the chosen place! This would be a place where families could gather and children could have fun at an affordable price.
To this day you can rent the carousel for various occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and other various get togethers.
Today, you can ride the carousel 50 cents a ride.
If you are going to check out the carousel, Union Park also offers a bunch of attractions. They have the infamous rocket slide!
A wading pool, shelters, and other playgrounds are available also.
You can make a day out of visiting Union Park and The Heritage Carousel!
Have you ever been to The Heritage Carousel or Union Park before?