Carousel Park & Equestrian Center

The breezes are blowing and the birds are singing all throughout the beautiful 200+ acres of Carousel Park and Equestrian Center. Carousel features sweeping meadows, ponds and a lake, miles of tranquil walking trails, and a one of a kind bark park. Enjoy the serenity of nature as the swans, ducks, and geese glide peacefully on the lake. C

Home of the New Castle County Mounted Patrol, all visitors to the park will enjoy the beauty and grace of magnificent horses roaming the meadows. Open daily from dawn until dusk.
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  1. HOLIDAY EVENT CANCELED AT CAROUSEL PARK

    New Castle County on Monday announced the cancellation of the annual “Santa and His Pony” event, planned for Saturday at Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Pike Creek. Additional Info...
  2. ALL RIDING LESSONS CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Riding lessons, trail rides and cross-country course riding at the park are canceled until further notice. Additional Info...
  3. KIDS CORRAL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Out of an abundance of caution, the county also has closed the park’s Kids Corral animal visiting program. Additional Info...
  4. ALL TRAIL RIDES , DV C T A TRAIL RIDING COURSE IS CLOSED

    All Trail Rides , DV C T A trail riding course is CLOSED until further notice
  5. CAROUSEL PARK IS NOW A SMOKE FREE PARK

    County officials have declared Carousel Park and Equestrian Center a non-smoking campus due to fire-prevention concerns. This policy is effective immediately. Read on...
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Contact Us

  1. Regina Marini
    Administrator

    3700 Limestone Rd.
    Wilmington, DE 19808

    (302) 995-7670

    Park Hours

    Open daily, dawn until dusk

    Carousel Kids Corral

    Open daily, dawn until dusk
    Free admission

The Carousel Park and Equestrian Center facility is located on 217 acres of New Castle County park land and offers:
  • Barn tours
  • Cross country course that individual riders can utilize for schooling their own horses. The course was designed by the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association
  • Girl and Boy Scout merit badge programs
  • Pony Parties: May - September on Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
  • Riding lesson program: Ages 8+
  • Therapeutic lesson program
  • Pony Rides: June-September, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Hayride: October-November, Friday and Saturday, 4-7 p.m.

Carousel Park and Equestrian Center is a non-smoking park.

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