Stolley Park Railroad open on weekends
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Contact: Wendy Meyer-Schmidt, Public Information Officer
Work Phone: 308.385.5444 ext.148
Cell Phone: 308.391.0961
Release Date: March 29, 2017—Immediate
Stolley Park Railroad to open this weekend for spring season
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —All aboard! The City of Grand Island announces the Stolley Park Railroad will open on Saturdays and Sundays only, April 1-May 29, from 1 to 8 p.m. Summer hours for the Stolley Park Railroad will begin May 31 and go through Aug.13. The summer hours of operation will be: Monday and Tuesday—closed; Wednesday and Thursday—4 to 8 p.m.; and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—1 to 8 p.m. The railroad will also be open on Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All dates and times are weather permitting.
Riders will enjoy two trips around Stolley Park on Central Nebraska’s only life size garden-scale railroad. The Sweet Tooth concession stand will also be open for park goers to enjoy a wide range of concession items and train souvenirs.
The Stolley Park Railroad is the perfect way to spend a spring or summer afternoon or evening and offers a way to celebrate birthdays, company picnics, or group outings.
Passenger rates for the season are $1 for ages 2-3 and $2 for anyone ages 4 and over. Children ages 2 and younger ride are free with a paying adult. Punch cards are also available for purchase for 10, 25, or 50 rides Group rates are available. In addition, birthday party packages are available and are based on number of riders, as well as the option to purchase meal packages for partygoers.
For more information about the Stolley Park Railroad or for special events and promotions, riders can call 308-385-5459 during the season or 308-385-5444 ext. 290 before or after seasonal operation. Residents can also go to www.grand-island.com/stolleyrailroad or like the Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GrandIslandParksandRecreation.