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Merry go round

Congress Park Carousel a popular attraction

 Jenny Witte, of Saratoga Springs, takes a cellphone photograph of her 15 month old son Jack O'Keefe as they ride the Congress Park Carousel in Saratoga Springs on opening day Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jenny Witte, of Saratoga Springs, takes a cellphone photograph of her 15 month old son Jack O'Keefe as they ride the Congress Park Carousel in Saratoga Springs on opening day Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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Three rings of a bell, and the 28 horses of the Congress Park Carousel are off. The horses, which were carved by Marcus Charles Illions in 1910, have been making their rounds at the current location since 2002 after an extensive restoration project. Today, the ride is a cornerstone of the scenic park. Elsewhere in the park, teenagers meet up with friends on its sprawling lawns while young professionals often take an afternoon break with ...

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