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Conservation Carousel open for weekend rides

Staff Writer
Garden City Telegram

Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo (FOLRZ) has announced that the Conservation Carousel will be running this weekend, from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

This will be the inaugural weekend for the amusement ride after the ceremonial opening on Sept. 15, which celebrated the end of construction.

Tickets are $2 per rider.  Riders must be at least 42-inches tall to ride alone.  It’s free for an adult to stand by a rider that they are accompanying.  Tickets can be purchased at the carousel with cash or at the Safari Shoppe using cash or credit card (additional fee for credit card transactions).

The same schedule will be in effect on the weekends of Sept. 26 and 27 as well as Oct. 3 and 4.

Scheduled times may change based on inclement weather, snow, rain, and temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Further opportunities to ride the carousel will be posted on the Friends’ and the Zoo’s websites and Facebook pages.  Guests can also call 620-276-6243 or 2661 to see if the carousel will be running that day.

Starting Monday, the Safari Shoppe will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Stay tuned for information regarding when the Wild Dog Stop concessions will be fully operational.  Proceeds raised by FOLRZ go towards funding zoo improvements.