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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Re-turning the Jantzen Beach Carousel

September 8, 2017

Yesterday, Nick was honored to join Restore Oregon at a press conference to celebrate the return of the iconic Jantzen Beach carousel.

Nick congratulated Peggy Moretti and the Restore Oregon family, and pledged the full support of the city in finding a new home for this world-class attraction.

During the golden age of carousels over a century ago, 5000-6000 carousels were manufactured. Today, fewer than 150 survive.

The carousel was built in 1904 by the “amusement king” C. W. Parker in Abilene, Kansas. It then moved to Venice, California for 7 years before arriving at Jantzen Beach Amusement Park in 1928. View the timeline here.

On September 1, 2017, the former owner of the Jantzen Beach Center donated the historic carousel to Restore Oregon.

Yesterday, Restore Oregon and its partners launched a campaign to find a new home for the carousel.

With the help of community members, public-spirited businesses, and local government, the restored carousel can become Portland’s next great attraction, bringing smiles to future generations of children.

Let’s re-turn the carousel to Portland! Donate or find out more about the campaign at www.restoreoregon.com/carousel/ 

Media

Jantzen Beach carousel location revealed: Now it needs a real home

Anna Marum in The Oregonian

 

The Jantzen Beach carousel: A timeline

The Oregonian

 

Re-Turn The Jantzen Beach Carousel

Restore Oregon

 

Portland's famous historic carousel ready for a new run

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune

 

Nonprofit organization seeks new home for iconic Jantzen Beach carousel

FOX 12 News

 

Restore Oregon plans to bring back Jantzen Beach Carousel

Kohr Harlan and KOIN 6 News

 

Restore Oregon Announces Campaign to Re-TURN the Jantzen Beach Carousel to Portland Metro Area

PR Newswire

 

The Missing 1904 Jantzen Beach Carousel Has Been Discovered and Will Be Returned To The Public

Sophia June in Willamette Week