New chariot on the John Chavis Memorial Park Carousel

New Accessible Chariot at the John Chavis Memorial Park Historic Carousel

Artwork on the ADA accessible chariot at John Chavis Memorial Park carousel

The historic Allan Herschell Carousel at John Chavis Memorial Park now has enhanced accessibility with our new chariot. Guests utilizing wheelchairs no longer need to transfer when riding. With these enhancements, we hope to provide exceptional experiences for all riders.

Artist Todd Goings of Carousel and Carvings designed and carved the artwork on the chariot. The artwork reflects the symbols of North Carolina and the City of Raleigh by incorporating oak leaves to represent “the City of Oaks,” the Northern cardinal to represent the state bird, dogwoods to represent the state flower, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly to represent the state butterfly, and a squirrel to represent the state mammal.

Tickets are $1.50 per person to ride. Hours of operation and more information can be found here.



For more information, call 919-996-3286

John Chavis Memorial Park