Naming opportunities available as Botanica works to restore historic Joyland Carousel

WICHITA, Kan. This fall, Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, is raising money to restore a piece of Wichita's history to its original glory.

The Riverside facility took possession of the old Joyland carousel a few months ago and is now looking for donations to complete the restoration project on the historic landmark.

For $3,000 you can add your name to the renovated Carousel Pavilion at Botancia. As of Tuesday afternoon, six spots remain for potential donors to add their names.

For a gift of $200, you can have your name or a short saying engraved on a metal restoration coin that will be permanently placed in the floor of the Carousel Pavilion.

Botanica says the coins are about five inches in diameter. The facility says there are 87 coins available. If you're interested in a naming opportunity to help the Joyland Carousel restoration project, contact Jamee Ross at or 316.264.0448 ext. 105.

You can learn more about the project at Botanica's website.