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Welcome to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, located in historic Holyoke, Massachusetts, alongside the Heritage Park Visitor's Center, Children's Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame. Our 1929 merry-go-round and pavilion is the perfect place for family fun, whether you're planning a birthday party, a business social or even dreaming of a special place to get married.

Photography by Norman Halpern

Holyoke Merry-go-round keepsake

Purchase your very own prized keepsake
at the Merry-Go-Round Gift Shop.


merry go round partiesHoliday parties are extra special when held at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round! There is still time to arrange for a private rental for the gatherings you are planning with family, friends and work colleagues. For more information call 413-538-9838 or e-mail mgrparties@aol.com.

The Happiness Machine
by Jay Ducharme
In 1988, Holyoke, Massachusetts, was a once thriving city coping with recession. Making it worse was the loss of Mountain Park, the city’s beloved amusement park. From these seemingly grim circumstances, a resident named John Hickey decided it was time to turn those circumstances around by saving the park’s vintage merry-go-round and placing it in the heart of the downtown area. Featuring dozens of color photographs, this is the inspiring story of that unprecedented effort which united a community and saved an important part of their history.

Now on sale online or at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. $25 including tax + $3.95 for shipping and handling..


Autographed books are on sale
at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.


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Spring hours:
Saturdays and Sundays,
Noon to 4 p.m.


Friday, April 3: Open 12 - 4p.m.

Saturday, April 4: Open 10a.m. - 4p.m. Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department's 15th Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt within Heritage State Parik: 10-12p.m. For information visit holyoke area, or call 322-5620.
Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday! Come visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny! 12 noon - 3p.m. Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears and whiskers. You'll be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

April 20-24
School Vacation Week

Open 12 -4p.m. Monday, Patriot's Day to Friday. Enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State Park!

Wednesday, April 22: Celebrating Earth Day. Stop by and create a spring flower!

May Events:

Saturday, May 9: Create a special card for your Mom at our craft table after you take a ride or two on your favorite horse.

Sunday, May 10: Mother’s Day! As is our tradition to honor moms and grandmas, they will be treated to a free ride when accompanied by a paying ticket holder.
Monday, May 25: Memorial Day: Open 12 – 4 p.m. We honor and say thank you to all Veterans with a free ride.

We welcome camp, school & non-profit groups year round with 1⁄2 price rides. Come discover our park & enjoy a ride or two on your favorite horse!

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Holyoke Merry Go Round 20th Anniversary