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Carol Ann's Carousel opens Saturday with free rides

Tana Weingartner
Carol Ann's Carousel features 44 handpainted figures.

Cincinnati Parks is gearing up for one if its biggest ribbon cuttings of the month at Smale Riverfront Park. Carol Ann's Carousel officially opens Saturday with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Afterward the celebration continues with cake, food vendors, street performers, and free carousel rides from 1- 7 p.m.

Beginning Sunday

Admission will be $2.00 per ride. Ridership cards, good for 100 rides, will be sold for $150.

Hours will be:

  • Peak Season: Reds Opening Day to Labor Day Tues-Sun - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Off Peak Season: Day after Labor Day to New Year's Eve Wed-Sun - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Winter: January 1 to day before Reds Opening Day Thurs-Sun: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She enjoys snow skiing, soccer and dogs.