July 22, 1981, Bob Ketterling of Faulkton purchased a 旋转木马 at an auction in Edgemont, S.D. 旋转木马是No .. 8, manufactured in 1925 by the C.W. 派克有限公司. of Leavenworth, Kansas. It has 19 of the 20 original aluminum horses and the 2 chariot seats, one red and one blue.
1981年8月, he began giving free rides to all and planned "The Happy Times Park" around the 旋转木马. He died in 1988 and Faulkton was named the "Carousel 城市" in his memory. In 1990 the 城市 purchased the Carousel from his widow.
Carousel Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
- 结婚. Evenings: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- 周六 & 周日:下午3:00-5:00.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m.
At other times for groups or special occasions it can be operated by contacting the 城市 of Faulkton, 598-6515.
The 城市公园 has 6 camping spots and are on a first come first serve basis. There's electricity available but no water or sewer hock ups in the camping spots. However there's a sewer dumping station and water spout next to the park bathrooms. We do not take reservations!
- 利率: Your first four (4) nights are free or a donation is welcome! Five (5) nights or more we charge $20.00元每晚.
- 支付: You can pay at the park in the donation box or come to the city office located at 第八大道105号. N.
As always you may contact us at 605-598-6515 if you have questions.
The 城市 is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please contact the office if you have lost an item as people will bring items to the 城市 office.
Hope’s Park and Playground
Hope’s Park and Playground is located just south of the Faulkton Area Medical Center on 14th 大道南. The park came to fruition after two years of fundraising and was built with a lot of volunteers helping, both children and adults. The idea of the park began in 2017 when Beth Deiter of Faulkton wanted to do something for the community to commemorate her 25th anniversary of being cancer free. The hospital donated some property south of their facility and with the help of a $25,000.00 donation of seed money from Deiter, the project, Hope’s Park and Playground, began. Her vision for the park was to have a place for people to take a break when visiting or staying with a loved one in the hospital and would be a place for all family members, 年轻人和老年人, 与长椅, shelters and playground equipment. Today the playground equipment includes activities for 9-month-old children to 12-year old’s as well as outdoor musical instruments and is also handicap accessible. The playground has been proven to be a favorite place for the neighborhood children to visit and a wonderful asset for the community.
Faulkton Swimming Pool
Come cool off at the 城市 Pool. Opens yearly around Memorial Day (weather permitting) and closes around August 15.
|Rates-Day会话||(1:00-3:00 p.m. & 3:15-5:00 p.m.)|
|Swimming Lessons (8 lessons)||$25.00|
|Pool Parties (Pool parties scheduled from 5-7 p.m.)||$50.00 /小时|
Lakeside Country Club
Faulkton's 9-hole 高尔夫球 course sits next to Lake Faulkton. Beautiful greens and landscaping will invite you to play a round or just come out to enjoy the summer air. Located 3 miles west of town.
*Membership and green fee 高尔夫球ing offered. Cart Rentals available.
The John and Alice Pickler home on the south edge of Faulkton is a prairie Victorian home featuring 20 rooms in three stories. Construction began in 1882 when Major Pickler, 内战老兵, built his claim shanty on his pre-emption near the Nixon River of Faulk County, 达科塔州的领土. There was no architect for the construction of this prairie mansion, which was built in stages and completed by 1894.
Many events took place in this commonly called "Pink Castle". From weddings, proms, funerals to being a polling place for the township for many years. The home was used to host many visiting dignitaries including Susan B. Anthony, who stayed with them in 1890, and Teddy Roosevelt.
- Come take a tour of this wonderful piece of history.
- Open for tours daily 1-4 p.m. Memorial day to Labor Day or call 605-598-4285.
- 门票10美元.00 per person which goes to help fund the restoration of this pioneer home.