FAQ

Question: Who is on the Railroad Park Board?

Answer: Terri Reiter, Chair; Brad Patchin; Jacquie Buchmann; Joel Zimmerman; Jorgan Staupe; Ken Staves; Mike Macone; exofficio: Mayor Gary Cusky & Greg Vreeland

Question: How can I reserve the Railroad Park Pavilion?

Answer: At Spooner City Hall or cityofspooner.org

Question: How many historic signs will be installed at the Railroad Park?

Answer: There is currently one, "The Roundhouse", and will be four more this coming Spring: Weigh Station-Spooner Scale, the Turntable, the Sand Tower, and the Spooner Hotel location

Question: How can I help?

Answer: By donating your time, your talent, and all monetary donations are most welcome! We will have a needs/wish list posted wherein you can see where dollars/skill are needed! Donations to: Friends of the Railroad park, po box 548, Spooner, wi 54801 or call 715-416-4622

Question: when was the roundhouse built?

Answer: The Roundhouse was started in spooner as a wood building late 1880/early 1881. On august 28, 1903, the spooner advocate stated that "the foundation is being laid for an extension to the roundhouse to accommodate the larger engines."  (this is when the brick portions were added on both sides)  improvements were made in 1915.  in 1925, fire destroyed a portion of the Roundhouse, and seriously damaged several locomotives.