Sherman’s Rental

Make Sherman’s your next event venue!

Sherman’s Amusement Park, Caroga Lake, NY

The historic former Sherman’s Amusement Park property is available for private or public events, including weddings, corporate picnics, birthday parties, fairs and more!

For individuals or businesses seeking a unique, historic and inspiring venue, Sherman’s will make your special event a memorable one for you and your guests.

Now accepting bookings for 2020 and 2021!

For booking inquiries, please complete the Sherman’s Property Use Request Form and email to or mail to Caroga Arts Collective, PO Box 1048, Caroga Lake, NY 12032.


Park Grounds – 7.5 acres of open ground with beautiful views of the lake and mountains.

Bumper Car Pavilion – Standing next to the lake, the iconic Bumper Car Pavilion offers a large open space with overhead cover.

Carousel Access – The historic carousel is complemented by the beautiful lighting and decorative interiors and stained glass windows (use of the Carousel is access only, no use of the platform or animals is granted). The Carousel is the perfect year-round venue space.

Bath Ave Parking Lot – Located adjacent to the Sherman’s Park, the Bath Ave Parking Lot can accommodate vehicles for your guests.

Sherman’s is located at Bath Ave, Caroga Lake, NY 12032.

Local Caterers/Vendors

Catering: Coming soon

Party rentals: Coming soon

History of Sherman’s

Named for its creator, Frank Sherman, the amusement park opened in 1921 and reached its peak in the mid-20th century before waning as a tourist draw in the Southern Adirondacks. By the time it closed for good in the early 2010s, it was open mainly for weddings and parties.

Since then, Caroga Arts has presented concerts and other events at Sherman’s, opening up the old bumper-car arcade near the waterfront as its principal venue. 

In December 2019, Caroga Arts Collective received a major donation – the historic 8 acre lakefront property of the former Sherman’s Amusement Park – from local resident George Abdella.