On July 22, 1981, Bob Ketterling of Faulkton purchased a
Charles W. Parker Carousel at an auction Edgemont, S.D.
The Carousel is No. 8, manufactured in 1925 by the C.W. Parker Co. of
Leavenworth, Kansas. It has 19 of the 20 original aluminum horses and the
2 chariot seats, one red and one blue.
In August of 1981, he began giving free rides to all and
planned "the Happy Times Park" around the carousel.
He died in 1988 and Faulkton was named the "Carousel City" in his memory.
In 1990 the City purchased the Carousel from his widow.
Carousel Hours (in season)
Wed. Evenings: 7 - 9 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.: 3 - 5 p.m. & 6:30 - 8 p.m.
At other times for groups or special occasions it can be
operated by contacting the City of Faulkton, 598-6515.