Construction Begins On Greenway Carousel In Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Construction is getting underway between Quincy Market and Christopher Columbus Park on a new carousel that will be a permanent fixture on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

“It’s been two years in planning and design and fundraising and a lot of community involvement and it’s finally happening,” says Linda Jonash, the Greenway Conservancy’s director of planning and design.

Construction site of carousel on Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Photo from Ben Parker)

Construction site of carousel on Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Photo from Ben Parker)

The $3 million dollar project is being paid for by mostly private donations and a $1.5 million grant from the Tiffany Co. Foundation, which will pay for landscaping. It will cost $3 per ride.

The carousel, which is slated to be completed by Labor Day, will not be typical. Creatures that will be featured on the ride include a sea turtle, a Peregrine falcon, a grasshopper and of course a lobster. “How can you have a carousel in Boston without a lobster,” said Jonash.

It will also be the first handicap accessible carousel in New England.

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