It's about to get a little bit more expensive to spin around the carousel at Chavis Park or chug along on the train at Pullen Park.
The city of Raleigh announced this week that the ticket prices for amusement rides at both Pullen Park and John Chavis Memorial Park will go up from $1 to $1.50 on July 2. The city hasn't increased ticket prices for more than a decade, according to a press release.
Chavis Park's carousel, which dates to the late 1910s or early 1920s, is a designated Raleigh Historic Landmark. The park also is important for the role it has played for the African American community in Raleigh and across North Carolina. When built in the 1930s, Chavis Park was one of the state's first urban parks for African Americans.
If your summer plans included lots of visits to either park, you can load up on those $1 tickets now. Tickets never expire, so the $1 tickets you buy today are good for as long as you have them.
Pullen Park is at 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Chavis Park is at 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh.
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