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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PONY RIDES CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND, JULY 23 and 24, DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT

To protect the health of our ponies and our guests, all pony rides are canceled for Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 due to the excessive heat warning currently in effect for that day. We that you for understanding. Please call the park office at 302-995-7670 for more information

TRAIL CLOSURE
the DVTA Trail Riding Course is closed on following dates:
  • August 13
  • August 27 – September 6

NEW BABY GOATS!
The Kids Corral has brand new baby goat twins born in April!
Click to find out more!

RIDING INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
New Castle County Carousel Park is looking for qualified riding lesson instructors for beginner and intermediate in both English and Western riding styles.  Lessons are taught Tuesday thru Sunday.
Experience Required.

Contact Audrey Saunders at 302-995-7670 for more information.
 

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.