Originally Published in Bethesda Magazine on 02/26/2020
Written By: Andrew Schotz
Maintenance and repair work on the building that houses Glen Echo Park’s historic carousel is on schedule for a spring reopening, the entity that manages the park said.
Last year, the carousel closed after running in May and June. Typically, it stays open through September.
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture said in a press release that the $1.06 million project includes major repairs and upgrades. They include replacing the roof and rebuilding the band organ room.
The repair contract was modified in December to add a new fire detection and notification system.
The press release says the project is on schedule and the carousel is expected to reopen in time for the annual Carousel Day festival on May 2.
The carousel first opened in 1921. It features a canopy and carved figures created by the Dentzel Carousel Co. of Germantown, Pa.
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