The Historic Charles I.D. Looff Carousel at Crescent Park was built in 1895 and is still fully operational today. 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." The Crescent Park Carousel Preservation Association is non-profit organization whose goal is to preserve the Carousel to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to ride and enjoy this magnificent treasure. Restoration and up keep of this treasure is ongoing and costly. The Preservation has created a plan to help sustain future restoration and provide ongoing support to the Carousel.
Phase 1 of the plan adds a train and depot to the grounds behind the carousel.
With seven tiers of sponsorship available, everyone can be part of the fun! Our train ride will be a welcome addition to the grounds and bring in the extra revenue needed for maintenance and upkeep of our treasured Historic Landmark. There will even be a handicap accessible caboose!
Sponsorship information is listed below, please call (401) 435-7518 to sponsor now!
If you are unable to sponsor but want to support the Preservation's efforts with Project Depot, please click “DONATE NOW” below to make your tax deductible contribution.