Posts by Terri Reiter
Railroad Park Recognition Honor Wall
Our honor recognition wall is complete! We’re working on the install. More to come….Read More
Rebuilding the Turntable Control Shack
A huge thank you to Ken Staves, Brad Patchin, Tim Belter and the City crew. Ken spent hours and hours of his time along with his resources to plan, design, and implement, using pictures and memory of the old control shack that he and Brad excavated due to decay last fall. Brad put in many…Read More
Friends of the Railroad Park partners with Jack Pine Savage Days!
It is official. After Jack Pine Savage Days 2022 were successfully held at the Spooner Railroad Park, The Railroad Park voted unanimously to continue to partner with Jack Pine Savage Days and host all future JPSD events! Jack Pines Savage Days 2023 will be held Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, 2023.Read More
Jack Pine Savage Coming to Spooner Railroad Park August 5-6, 2022
Get ready, because the Jack Pine Savage music & beer “tent” will be held at the Spooner Railroad Park next weekend, August 5-6th!Read More
The Turntable has been renovated, and the control shack almost complete!
We are very excited to reveal the work that Ken Staves and Brad Patchin have been doing to restore/renovate the turntable. The floor of the turntable is now restored to looking as it did back when it was a functioning railroad. The control shack has been rebuilt, looking very much as it did when full…Read More
End of 2021… What has been accomplished at the Spooner Railroad Park?!
What has been accomplished at the Spooner Railroad Park? The Park is being developed through the efforts of the Railroad Park Board (RPB) and Friends of the Railroad Park (FORRP), with funding coming from private donations and grants. These groups have created a pleasing area, with extensive landscaping to clear the area north of the…Read More
Spooner High School Class of 1964 Conductor Partnership Donation!
We thank you, Spooner High School Class of 1964, for your generous donation! Seeing how much you value and appreciate Spooner’s rich railroad history is not only delightful, but very encouraging and helpful. This park is built on volunteers and donations! Rick explained that about 40 or so of you donated, and many of you…Read More
Friends of the Railroad Park wins local Louisiana-Pacific Foundation Community Mill Grant!
The Friends of the Railroad Park, Inc. (FORRP) successfully applied and was awarded a $6,144.18 grant from LP Building Solutions, US Hwy 63, Hayward, WI, to build the turntable control shack, deck, railing, and turntable outer fence, projects to be completed spring of 2022. The funds will also provide for the accessible stamped concrete walkway…Read More
Wisconsin Lumberjacks provide hours of community service at the Railroad Park
On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the Wisconsin Lumberjacks and their coach Doug Lein devoted many hours of amazing community help today at Spooner Railroad Park. They painted and stained the west and south sides, freshening up the dark brown wood on the south, and adding color to the “chipboard” windows. Their efforts, along with some…Read More
9/11 Local Army National Guard service day at Spooner Railroad Park
In honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, Spooner Army National Guard Staff Sgt. David Daley marched his troops to the Spooner Railroad Park to clean the pit under the turntable. His troops were made up mostly of young future soldiers, members of the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP). Tim Belter and Brad Patchin…Read More