The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Julio Gosdinksi runs a stable of sixty-six horses, “all jumpers.” In high school, he began working weekends as an operator at the 90-year old Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, “this jewel in the park.” “The owners were like family to me,” Gosdinski remembers. Many years later, when one of them passed away, he left his half of the business to Gosdinski. The best thing about owning your own merry-go-round? “Anything that happens out there, you come to the park, you open up the merry-go-round…it’s like you’re in a different world.” — Produced by Anny Celsi