We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Recreation Park Carousel

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Recreation Park, Binghamton, NY
Description:

This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.

This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 65 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Can't go wrong when it's free and fun

an iconic merry ground that is one of many thoughout the Binghamton Area. It's free-- all they ask for is a piece of litter that you've picked up to be deposited in the trash... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
DEP3
,
Binghamton, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 64: English reviews
Binghamton, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

an iconic merry ground that is one of many thoughout the Binghamton Area. It's free-- all they ask for is a piece of litter that you've picked up to be deposited in the trash, and voilà! A very popular local attraction which kids -- and grownups -- love. If you are a Binghamtonian and have visitors with kids, this is... More 

Helpful?
Thank DEP3
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a wonderful park - a huge fort/climbing gym, pool, bandshell, and of course - the vintage carousel. The purpose of our visit was to ride the carousel (we're doing the whole Binghamton circuit) and this was a great experience.

Helpful?
Thank Melanie G
Binghamton, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The best playground for kids, it's huge! The carrousel is so lovely and it's free :-) You can go swimming in the outside pool for just $0.5, isn't that great!

Helpful?
1 Thank Vestalier
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

By far my kids favorite one. Plus the new renovation of rec park makes the park world class no exaggeration, For all abilities. Hats off to the city, they will win awards for their investment into the city.

Helpful?
1 Thank Peter D
Binghamton
Level Contributor
60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We rode all 5 of the carousel's to receive a free button that we rode them all. The 6th one is under construction/renovation but they allowed us to get the button. We took 8 friends from out of town to do the circuit. They loved it!

Helpful?
1 Thank Karen D
Hilton Head, SC
Level Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

So nice to see that Recreation Park is still active. I grew up riding the merry go round, enjoyed concerts,picnics, swimming and tennis at this park. I stopped by over the weekend and all was up and running. Even the ice cream truck came:)

Helpful?
Thank HHISC45
Conklin, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Such fun for children and adults alike completely. Free.'There is a swing park re and entrance to the Zoo . Now wh does not enjoy a visit to the Zoo

Helpful?
Thank Victoria H
Kingsley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Two friends and I visited on Sunday, June 12. After riding on the carousel, the lovely young attendant took our pictures on the carousel and provided a step stool to make it easier for us to get on and off. Wonderful experience.

Helpful?
Thank fss2278
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Take a ride on one of Binghamtons great carousels. You will not regret it. Free to ride, so much fun to enjoy with your family and especially small children.

Helpful?
1 Thank PaulLaviska
Windsor, NY
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The carousel has brought back many memories from my youth! It's a great ride and the horses look great! I went during the Christmas ride. The place was decorated to the hilt. It was beautiful.

Helpful?
1 Thank cbarnes517

Travellers who viewed Recreation Park Carousel also viewed

 

Been to Recreation Park Carousel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Recreation Park Carousel and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Ontario
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Recreation Park Carousel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?