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

To honor the 25th anniversary of the carousel and contribute to its refurbishment, please click the button below! Contributions of $100 or more will be acknowledged on this website. Contributions of $1000 or more will also be permanently acknowledged at the carousel itself in Central Park. We appreciate your support!

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze!
In 1995, fifth-generation carousel-maker William Dentzel created our very own Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze, a pedal-powered carousel featuring 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 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. 
The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze is usually open Wednesdays and Saturdays during the adjacent Farmers’ Market at Central Park. Unfortunately, the carousel has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. DSF has been using the opportunity to make much-needed maintenance and refurbishments! To contribute to this effort, and help ensure that the Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze is available to delight future generations of DJUSD students and Davis community members of all ages, please click the button above!

DSF thanks the local businesses supporting our effort:


How to 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