The C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel truly is a historic gem that's fun to ride, not just for the young but also for the young-at-heart and has been part of Broome County history for nearly 100 years!

The C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel, located at 98 CFJ Boulevard in Johnson City, is one of six carousels that were donated to the citizens of Broome County by George F. Johnson. This particular carousel and its pavilion were built in 1923 by the Allan Herschell Company and the C. Fred Johnson Park Carousel holds the distinct honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to which it was added in 1992.

You and your family are invited to take in the wonder that is this grand and beautifully restored Allan Herschell Carousel #1 during Johnson City's Carousel Day which will be held on Saturday, July 20th.

George F. Johnson, one of the owners of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company, grew up extremely poor and wanted to make sure that the children of Broome County, and future children, would have outlets to enjoy themselves at little to no cost so there's never a charge to ride the CFJ carousel. Additionally, there is never a charge to attend Johnson City's Carousel Day. Not only will you be able to make some memories by riding the carousel, you and the kids will also enjoy loads of family-themed activities from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Also located at CFJ Park is the Johnson City Spray Park, which offers a fun and free way to cool down for both kids and grownups.

[via Way Marketing/Village  of JC/National Carousel Association/NPR/Johnson City Rotary Club]