Davis Schools Foundation (DSF) owns and operates The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze in Central Park.

Unfortunately, as a safety precaution due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze is closed until further notice.

The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze was custom built in 1995 and envisioned as a unique way to raise funds for public education. William Dentzel, a fifth-generation carousel-maker, created the pedal-powered carousel, which features eight hand-crafted animals and the whimsical Terri Tomato bench. Today, the Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze is a Davis landmark and local treasure, proudly owned and operated by the Davis Schools Foundation.


In addition to raising much needed funds for all Davis K-12 public schools, DSF gives back to individual classroom teachers and school groups by offering the opportunity for them to operate the carousel to raise funds for their classes and programs. Classrooms and school groups collect and keep the $1-per-rider fee. The carousel is open most Wednesdays and Saturdays during the adjacent Farmers’ Market at Central Park.


Rent the Carousel


Public School Groups: If your classroom or school group wants to hold a carousel fundraiser, please contact us at

Private Events: When the carousel is not in use as a school fundraiser, it can be rented for private birthday parties and events for the cost of $150 for two hours. The rental fee supports the upkeep of the carousel and benefits the Davis Schools Foundation’s fundraising initiatives to support excellent public education for all K-12 students in the Davis community. The $150 fee may be paid by check or credit card. To rent the facility please contact us at