We are located in Tilden Regional Park at the intersection of Central Park Drive and Lake Anza road.


From Highway 24 take the Fish Ranch Road Exit, Turn right onto Grizzly Peak.  Follow Grizzly Peak to South Park Road, turn right on South Park Road.  Turn left onto Wildcat Canyon Road.  At the "Y" turn right onto Central Park Drive and follow signs to the Merry Go Round.


From Highway 80 take Buchanan Exit.  Once you cross San Pablo Avenue it turns into Marin Avenue.  Take Marin all the way up to Grizzly Peak.  Turn left onto Grizzly Peak and follow signs to Tilden Park.  Once you enter the park, turn right onto Central Park Drive and follow signs to Merry Go Round

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around--and why his parents will always wave back."

--William D. Tammeus, Pulitzer Prize Journalist


Tilden Park Merry Go Round

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Want to Reserve the picnic area?​ 

Call us during our operating hours, or email us using our contact page!


Weather permitting, call 510-559-1004 

to confirm operating hours, or if you have questions

510-559-1004

TICKETS:

7 FOR $20.00

1 FOR $3.50​​

*ANYONE 2 AND UP NEEDS A TICKET

Tilden Park Merry Go Round is a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District by Sycamore Concessions Corporation


WELCOME TO TILDEN PARK MERRY GO ROUND


Welcome to a world removed from the hustle and bustle of modern day life.  A place where incredible artistry and glorious music combine with wholesome family fun.


The Tilden Park Merry Go Round has been part of the Berkeley and Bay Area family for over 60 years.  It boasts 4 rows of hand carved horses, chariots, cats, dogs, lions, tigers, toads, giraffes, sea monsters and more! 

SANTA BREAKFASTS: FIRST 3 SATURDAY MORNINGS IN DECEMBER: INDOOR PRIVATE EVENT WITH BUFFET BREAKFAST, UNLIMITED CAROUSEL RIDES, SANTA AND OLAF VISITS

SEE EVENT PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS!!​.

SNACK BAR

OPEN SAME  HOURS AS THE CAROUSEL.


WE OFFER A FULL MENU OF SNACKS:  CONEY ISLAND HOT DOGS, GOURMET SAUSAGES, PRETZELS, FRESH BAKED COOKIES, ICE CREAM, POPCORN, AND MORE!!!


WE ALSO OFFER HEALTHY SNACKS AND MEALS, AS WELL AS DAIRY FREE ICE CREAM!


HOLIDAY HOURS

BEGINNING DECEMBER  6TH

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

4PM TO 8PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

12:30PM TO 8:30 PM


SANTA HOURS:  6PM TO 8PM

 MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY