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Jack Pine Savage Coming to Spooner Railroad Park August 5-6, 2022

July 28, 2022

Get ready, because the Jack Pine Savage music & beer “tent” will be held at the Spooner Railroad Park next weekend, August 5-6th!

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The Turntable has been renovated, and the control shack almost complete!

July 28, 2022

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…

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End of 2021… What has been accomplished at the Spooner Railroad Park?!

February 10, 2022

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…

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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, jflaherty@aarp.org 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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