Grand Re-Opening - Pawtucket’s Looff Carousel

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Around and around we go - again

Grand Re-Opening - Pawtucket’s Looff Carousel


Built by pioneer craftsman Charles I.D. Looff in 1895 the Slater Park Looff Carousel was relocated to Slater Park in 1910. It is next to the Daggett House and is the oldest Looff “stander carousel” in the world. The carousel features a functioning North Tonawanda Military band organ, as well as 44 standing horses, 6 menagerie animals (1 camel, 3 dogs, 1 giraffe, 1 lion), and 2 chariots. The 125-year-old carousel was restored in 1978 and again, just now, in 2019.

The city thanked Gabe Finkenstein and his crew at WRF Designs for once again delivering some outstanding works of art. We are extremely grateful for your assistance and overwhelmed by your talents!”

Thirteen (13) figures were restored through the City of Pawtucket's Recreation bond this year. They were returned and installed last week.

The grand opening is Friday night, September 13th, from 6-7pm. The Mayor, Don Grebien and Superintendent of Parks John Blais will be reopening the historic carousel to the public.