Riverside Park amusement rides (carousel, miniature train and paddle boats)

Hours of operation

Carousel and miniature train

May 21 to June 26, 2016: weekends only, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 27 to September 5, 2016: daily from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
September 10 to October 10, 2016: weekends only 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Paddle boats

June 27 to September 5, 2016: weekends only, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Users must be a minimum of 4 feet tall to use paddle boats

Tickets and passes

Single admission tickets

Can only be purchased at Riverside Park Concession for $2.54 each (includes taxes)


2015 Amusement Park Ride Card2016 season’s pass: $20 plus HST per individual

Passes may be purchased at:

  • ServiceGuelph,1 Carden Street
    Note: Wait times are always shorter mid-month. Save yourself time by avoiding the end-ofmonth lineup.
  • West End Community Centre
    21 Imperial Road South
  • Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
    683 Woolwich Street

Safety rules

  • All riders shall obey the safety rules posted
  • All riders must refrain from acting in any manner than may cause or contribute to injuring the rider or others
  • Each child under the age of five must be individually accompanied by a responsible chaperone (14 years or older) – that chaperone may ride for free when chaperoning
  • Children must be able to sit upright and hold on by themselves and are prohibited from riding on the chaperone’s lap
  • Anyone riding a carousel horse must have a ticket
  • Riders/chaperones must remain within the yellow lines while the carousel is in motion
  • Riders must remain seated while the ride is in motion and until the ride comes to a complete stop before exiting
  • Patrons displaying improper behaviour will be asked to leave at the discretion of the ride attendant
  • Pets are prohibited on all rides
  • Smoking is prohibited on all rides
  • Food and beverages are not permitted on the rides
  • Inclement weather may cause ride closure
  • The rides do not operate in the event of lightning
  • If you choose to ride, you accept all risk

Private bookings

For private bookings outside of regular operating hours, email