On January 1, 2008, the East Bay Regional Park District began a six-month construction and renovation project on Tilden Regional Park’s historic carousel. This state-of-the-art project will include the construction of an attractive yet durable weather proof enclosure to protect the popular amusement ride from deterioration from wind and fog. In addition the carousel floor will be redone and the organ refurbished. The carousel built in 1911 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its unique hand-painted carved animals are now all antiques. The District acquired the carousel in 1948, and it has been a popular destination for generations. The project should be complete by June 30 and will reopen to the public at that time. Read more on East Bay Regional Parks’ web site.