Spooner High School Class of 1964 Conductor Partnership Donation!

February 10, 2022

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…

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Friends of the Railroad Park wins local Louisiana-Pacific Foundation Community Mill Grant!

November 3, 2021

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…

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Wisconsin Lumberjacks provide hours of community service at the Railroad Park

October 1, 2021

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…

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9/11 Local Army National Guard service day at Spooner Railroad Park

September 22, 2021

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…

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Restoration of the Railroad Roundhouse in Spooner, WI: YouTube video:

September 7, 2021

Restoration of the Railroad Roundhouse in Spooner, WI: YouTube video: The Friends of the Railroad Park, Inc. (FORRP) is seeking donations for the newly developing Railroad Park, located in the heart of the historic rail yard area just off downtown Spooner, WI. It has been transformed by the addition of a new 36 x 48…

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Local Wisconsin Army National Guard Community Project, 9/11/2021

September 7, 2021

Please stop by the Railroad Park Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 between 1 and 4 p.m. to see and cheer on our local Army National Guard! Staff Sergeant David Daley and 12 of his staff will be at the Park, donating their time and efforts on behalf of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, honoring our community…

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Proposal for 3 new park grills in Spooner wins AARP Small Dollar, Big Impact grant

July 8, 2021

July 6, 2020 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Flaherty, Communications DirectorOffice 608/ 286-6308 – Cell 608/ 698-0928, Proposal for 3 new park grills in Spooner wins AARP Small Dollar, Big Impact grant SPOONER, WI – A proposal by The Friends of the Railroad Park, Inc. (FORRP) to supply the newly developing Railroad Park…

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April 30, 2021 Arbor Program at the Railroad Park!

May 10, 2021

On Friday, April 30th, The Spooner Railroad Park was the recipient of a Silver Maple tree, given by the City of Spooner in honor of Arbor Day. We had an amazing celebration with coverage in the Spooner Advocate by Bill Thornley. Joel Zimmerman, Washburn Co. Economic Development Corporation and board member of the Railroad Park Board…

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Railroad Park, Thankful at Thanksgiving 2020, Spooner Advocate

December 17, 2020

It’s been a tough year as COVID-19 greatly challenged the landscape of our lives. We are grateful and thankful; however, that despite the challenges, the Friends of the Railroad Park (FORRP) has made a lot of progress at the Spooner Railroad Park, which is located across the tracks from the Railroad Memories Museum. We’ve worked…

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June 2018 – News from the Railroad Park Committee

June 1, 2018

The Railroad Park Committee is pleased to announce that the Black Hawk Roofing Division of McConnell Excavating, Oberlin, OH, finished installing the insulation and roofing material, completing the replacement of the Roundhouse roof. All that remains to complete the project is to reinstall the tile cap on top of the parapet; the end is in…

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