We need your help

Spooner's Railroad Park is going to be an incredible asset to the City of Spooner. We hope that you'll join us and donate to the project to see it come to fruition. It will take years of hard work, but in the long run, it will be beyond worth the work. We hope that this becomes a place for community members and visitors to spend time and appreciate the rich railroad history of our area.

Our tax ID # is: 86-2632575

Fundraising Priority List

Repair/Preserve 6 Areas of Exterior Roundhouse Brickwork

Historical/Pavilion & Park Use Signs


ATV Path

Walkway Path from Parking Lot to Pavilion

Portable Toilets

Landscaping Materials (Seed/Flowers/Planter Boxes)

Turntable Fence


Phase 1: Fundraising & Sharing the Dream

  • Marketing Materials
  • Finalize Rendering of Park Layout
  • Website
  • Online Donation Set Up
  • Fundraising

Phase 2: Exterior Park & Landscaping

  • Landscaping
  • Grass Seed
  • Planter Boxes
  • Perennials
  • Tree Planting
  • Historical Sign Installation
  • Archway Planning
  • Benches & Bricks
  • Parking Lot Walkway
  • Parking Lot
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Turntable Fence
  • Turntable Clean-Up & Restoration
  • Playground
  • Splash Pad
  • Band Shell/Stage
  • Post Office Building Removal
  • ATV Path

Phase 3: Roundhouse Renovation

  • Repair/Secure 6 Areas
  • Exterior Roundhouse Brickwork
  • Roundhouse Spot Tuck-Pointing/Exterior Cleaning
  • Interior Roundhouse Restoration
  • Roundhouse Security System

Yard Master ($5000+)

  • Thompson Family
  • George A. & Pam McLellan Petry III
  • Spooner Business Improvement District
  • Spooner High School Class of 1966
  • Elkhorn Trailhead LLC
  • Spooner/Trego Lions Club
  • Stresau Laboratory, Inc.
  • Joe & Judy Powers Family & Families of Beniamino Lombard, Isaac M. Lager, Herbert J. Powers, Richard E. Powers
  • Spooner Health
  • Gary & Judy Cuskey
  • LP Building Solutions
  • Cindy and Thom Gerst
  • Ken Staves, In Honor and Memory of Sue Staves
  • Bob & Judy Gillete, Stone Lake WI (2nd Conductor donation givin 10/2/2023!)

In Kind Donations

  • Michael & Mabi Plisky: 1000 Model Railroader magazines
  • Ken Staves, Brad Patchin, Del Salquist: hours of time, resources, and construction on the Spooner Scale: Del Salquist Memorial Weigh Station; picnic table restoration; built the railway barrier between parking lot and Pavilion
  • Railroad Memories Museum, Tim Belter; Del Salquist memorial sign
  • Del Salquist; posts for Roundhouse Historic sign
  • Greg Vreeland; picnic tables and many railroad ties and rail products for the park
  • AJ Salquist: Del's railroad ties to the Park for use in landscaping
  • Julie Hustvet in Honor and Memory of Kenneth Hustvet
  • Fred Kosmach & Ken Staves for resources and hours spent on staining the pavilion, especially Ken!
  • The City crew under David Olson; various projects at the Park
  • Terri Reiger and Fred Kosmach; grass seed, stain
  • Terri Reiter; project management in planning and the construction of the pavilion and benches
  • Mike Macone; paid for the basalt on ATV access
  • Lee Nelson; volunteered his and his employee's labor and time to install volleyball courts
  • Allen Jones-Traditional Artisans; donated additional work items completed at no cost to FORRP
  • Terri Reiter and Fred Kosmach; 2 loads of washed sand
  • Northland Paint Supply: deep discount on paint and stain for Roundhouse
  • Army National Guard Staff Sgt. David Daley troops from Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) cleared/cleaned the historic turntable pit of debris, trash, brush and trees
  • Wisconsin Lumberjacks painted/stained and refreshed the historic Roundhouse
  • John Alesch: lunch for the Lumberjack volunteers
  • North 40 Steel: donated half the cost of powder coating the "Donation Honor Wall" - Engineer Level
  • North of Eight Design & Marketing: donated work product at Engineer Level
  • Cody Pearson/Cody's Design Shoppe: donated time and miscellaneous CAD work