In the many years that the Richland Carrousel has made its home in downtown Mansfield, the music emanating from the Richland Carrousel Park has seeped into those who live, work and visit the area. It’s become part of who we are so, while it is closed right now for maintenance, we look forward to the grand re-opening on January 18 when the Carrousel will run again to traditional carousel music such as John Phillip Sousa’s The Washington Post March, all produced on the Park’s Stinson Organ.

To celebrate the grand re-opening, the Carrousel is giving a free gift to the first 50 children who take a ride. Additionally, there will be a special guest and, when that guess rides the Carrousel, everyone rides FREE. The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on January 18.

If you or the kids are hungry, the Carrousel Cafe will be selling kid-friendly food, including mac & cheese, hot dogs, and brats. The gift shop, which offers a wide variety of items for children and adults, will also be open during the event.

The Richland Carrousel is the first new, hand-carved carrousel to be built and operated in the United States since the 1930s. The Park has become the centerpiece for redevelopment and restoration in downtown Mansfield and is a non-profit organization. To learn more about the Carrousel and the Park, visit

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