Young Piedmont Triad students will be delighted to learn that a colorful Carousel will be
coming to Greensboro this spring.
A gift to the City of Greensboro from the Greensboro Rotary Club to commemorate the Club’s 100th anniversary, the Carousel will be located on the grounds of the Greensboro Science Center on a hill overlooking the lake at Country Park. Barring unforeseen
construction delays the Carousel is scheduled to open this spring.
This new addition has been described as a “catalyzing project” for the Battleground Parks District. The District encompasses 400 acres including the Science Center, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and Country Park. Further growth is expected for the Greensboro Science Center as this new carousel is expected to increase the attendance at the center from 400,000 to as many as a half million visitors a year.
“It’s going to be stunningly beautiful,” says Glenn Dobrogosz, chief executive officer of the Greensboro Science Center. “There are lots of accredited zoos and museums that operate carousels and based on our research, they are all profitable, all successful and the community loves them. They become iconic,” he added.
The Carousel is being built by Carousel Works in Ohio. Lindsey Architecture designed
the octagonal building that will house the Carousel and the Samet Corporation is handling the construction. It will have a distinctly local appearance with the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ mascot as a prime example. Other familiar mascots from local colleges and universities will also be included.
Visit this brand new attraction this spring at The Greensboro Science Center in
Greensboro. For more information call 336-288-3769 or visit www.greensboroscience.org.