J&S Carousel

Children love to ride this old-fashioned carousel at Davenport Park.

180 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, 32084
  • (904) 823-3388

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  • The J&S Carousel is a children's carousel located in Davenport Park in St. Augustine, Fl. Tickets for the carousel are $1.00 each. Children enjoy the painted horses and one camel. Old-fashion music plays as the carousel turns around and around. Located between San Marco Avenue and US 1 at San Carlos Avenue. It is located next to the Public Library building.

    Originally built in 1927, it was called the C.W. Parker Carousel. Later, the carousel was purchased by a Ringling Brother circus perfomer for $25,000. The carousel went from a barn in Mystique, Michigan, to a children's zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After Gerard's death in 1992, his brother, James Soules, inherited the carousel. He restored it with help from Carl Theel of Theel Manufacturing, and brought it to Davelport Park here in St. Augustine in 1994. Renamed the J&S Carousel, it has been delighting children -- both residents and visitors -- ever since.

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    Took our granddaughter to the carousel and park as part of a visit to St. Augustine. At 2 1/2 she absolutely loved multiple rides over the two days of our visit. Her grandpa greatly enjoyed the present memories of the ride with our granddaughter which brought back a lot of childhood memories of carousel rides in Indiana. She also enjoyed the other activities at the park. Three generations had a lot of fun. It topped off a great weekend in St. Augustine.

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    We have visited St Augustine just to take our guests with children to this carousel. For a $1.00 a ride the children can ride it several times and you still have to drag them away. Also the park has swings and playground equipment and picnic benches. It's great!

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