Winter Schedule Carrousel Only (December, January, February): Friday & Saturday, 1 PM - 5 PM. Sunday 1:30 - 5 PM
Spring and Fall Carrousel and Rotary Train Schedule (March, April, May): Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1:00 -6 PM, Sunday 1:30 - 6 PM
Summer Carrousel and Rotary TrainSchedule (June, July, August): Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM-1 PM & 5-8 PM. Saturday 1:00 -6 PM, Sunday 1:30 - 6 PM
For Shelby Parks and Recreation general information on programs and facilities, please visit the Parks and Recreation web site for the City of Shelby at http://www.cityofshelby.com/parks
Download Carrousel and Train Brochure (1/2 MB)
operation and rules and regulations are available.
Gift Shop in the Pavilion is open most weekends. Would you like to volunteer?
Shelby Carrousel Ornaments. Click here to order . Or call 704-484-6476.
"Restoring the Dream" video documentary.
Shelby Rotary's Miniature Train - Click here for information, and pictures on the Rotary Special City Park train. Mickey Shull Izzi Rotary Train Depot opened on April 25, 2002.
Twenty-nine original horses were restored and painted. Three new horses and two new chariots made and painted, fourteen Carrousel Band Organ provides stirring music! Re-assembly of the "mechanism" in the new building was completed in October 1998.
The Shelby City Park Carrousel hosted the
National Carousel Association's Technical Conference on May
New! National Carousel Association photoshow project on the Shelby City Park Carrousel. Click to see.
The menagerie figures: A Looff Lion and Elephant, and two Spillman dogs are special pieces that have a history on the Shelby Carrousel. They are not part of the restored carrousel since they are not original to it and they are in seriously deteriorated condition. The Lion and Elephant are in diplay in cases thanks in part to a grant from the NC Arts Council, and Shelby City Park Carrousel Friends, Inc., and contributions of design and labor from Broad River Glass and Steve Davis.
Ground was broken on the Anne Dover Bailey
Carrousel Pavilion on May 11, 1998. The Pavilion and Carrousel were dedicated
on October 17, 1998.
How to get to the Carrousel in Shelby.
Library of Congress Local Legacies Project.
||Map and General Information Sponsorship Information||
Carrousel Hours; Rules/Regulations;
Day Care/Schools Policy
||Pictures and story of the Restoration||
||Links to Carrousels and Band Organs||
||Mission Statement of SCPCF||
||Membership and Bibliography|
||Volunteers and In-kind gifts||
||Rounding Board Paintings||
||New Carrousel Building
The Anne Dover Bailey Pavilion
National Carousel Association
For more information:
or by mail:
Shelby City Park Carrousel Friends, Inc.
P.O. Box 704
Shelby, NC 28151-0704
Telephone at the Carrousel Pavilion: 704/484-6476
City of Shelby Parks
and Recreation Department
Drawer 207, Shelby, NC 28151-0207
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