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YBG’s Historic Looff Carousel to reopen with new dedication on May 17th.

November 1, 2013 - May 17, 2014

YBG Historic Carousel Renovation

YBG’s Creativity Carousel will be reopened and re-dedicated as the Leroy King Carousel on Saturday May 17th, 2014.

Yerba Buena Garden’s historic, hand-carved carousel built by craftsman Charles Looff in 1904 and considered a masterpiece of American artistry is undergoing long-scheduled improvements to ensure that it will be operating for another 100 years for all ages to marvel at and enjoy.

The multi-month restoration required a meticulous disassembly and rebuilding of the carousel by an expert team specializing in carousel restoration. The carousel will re-open with a dedication ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2014 in honor of Supervisor Leroy King who helped create the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden during his time on the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and was instrumental in the purchasing of the carousel and having it returned to San Francisco where it belongs.

To learn more about the capital improvement details and a short history of the Carousel, click here to see our blog post→. And feel free to make a comment or share this notice with your friends or community.


November 1, 2013
May 17, 2014
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