Davis Schools Foundation (DSF) owns and operates The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze in Central Park. The carousel is uniquely powered by an operator who pedals from a recumbent bicycle seat. The carousel was built and opened to the public in late 1995 and was created as a collaborative effort between William Dentzel, a fifth-generation carousel-maker, the community, and local schoolchildren.
In addition to raising much needed funds for all Davis K-12 public schools, DSF gives back to individual classroom teachers and school groups offering the opportunity for them to operate the carousel to raise funds for their classes and programs. Classrooms and school groups collect and keep the $1-per-rider fee. The carousel is open most Wednesdays and Saturdays during the adjacent Farmers’ Market at Central Park.
Rent the Carousel
Public School Groups: If your classroom or school group wants to hold a carousel fundraiser, please contact Sean Langely , our Carousel Coordinator, to enter your group in a lottery for dates.
Private Events: When the carousel is not in use as a school fundraiser, it can be rented for private birthday parties and events for the cost of $150 for two hours. The rental fee supports the upkeep of the carousel and benefits the Davis Schools Foundation’s fundraising initiatives to support excellent public education for all K-12 students in the Davis community. The $150 fee may be paid by check or credit card. To rent the facility please contact Sean Langely or use the form here.