Tilden Park carousel to get $1 million facelift

Posted Monday, January 6, 2003 4:31 AM | Contributed by supermandl

The 59 animals of the famous Berkeley Tilden Park carousel are scheduled for a top- to-bottom renovation, 26 years and more than 3 million riders since the last one. This five-year undertaking, which began in March with the base of carousel, is going to cost about $1 million by the time it's completed. The East Bay Regional Park District is scrambling to raise the funds.

Read more from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Monday, January 6, 2003 6:17 AM

Right on, I used to work for the East Bay Parks District and had worked at Tilden on occasion. The carousel was always a cool landmark at the park, I'm very glad they are renovating it. If only they would add a coaster... ;) Yeah right.

Justin

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Monday, January 6, 2003 4:04 PM
I always love to see stories like this. It is great that people think it is worth the money to save rides like this. Down in southern New York there is a town called Johnson City where they have a carousel in every park. It is a neat attraction and keeps the past alive.

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