The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is the orginal carousel from Mountain Park. Please help preserve "Holyoke's Happiness Machine."
In 1987, Mountain Park closed and efforts to preserve a piece of its history was spearheaded by John Hickey. Over the next 6years, The Friends of the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round raised $1,000,000 to purchase the carousel and another 1million to house it in its current location at Holyoke's Heritage State Park to be a part of the revitalization of the downtown area. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round opened its doors on Dec. 7, 1993. Over the past 19 years, the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round has delighted children of all ages as they come to ride this magnificent machine and create memories that will last a lifetime. We at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round are committed to keeping John Hickey's dream alive and we ask that you come and visit our beautiful carousel and create your own memories. We invite you to come and see why we are "Holyoke's Happiness Machine." As we enter our 20th year at Heritage State Park, please help us provide a fun and safe attraction for families in our region.