The Zilker Train
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Restoring the Train at Zilker Park

Since 1961, a mini train has run in Zilker Park. The latest version, the Zilker Zephyr, went out of commission in May 2019. Like you, we were saddened by the closure announcement, and we understand the train has been an important part of Austin’s past. With your help, we can ensure it’s part of Austin’s future.

Because of our partnership with the City's Parks & Recreation Dept., and nearly 30 years of proven results, we were contacted to help find an interim solution while Zilker Park undergoes a master planning process to build a new, long-term vision for the park.

We will operate the Zilker train with proceeds benefiting Zilker Park, while the community has a chance to determine how the train fits into the new vision for the park.

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The Zilker Train
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Restoring Zilker Park's Train

Since 1961, a mini train has run in Zilker Park. The latest version, the Zilker Zephyr, went out of commission in May 2019. Like you, we were saddened by the closure announcement, and we understand the train has been an important part of Austin’s past. With your help, we can ensure it’s part of Austin’s future.

Because of our partnership with the City's Parks & Recreation Dept., and nearly 30 years of proven results, we were contacted to help find an interim solution while Zilker Park undergoes a master planning process to build a new, long-term vision for the park.

We will operate the Zilker train with proceeds benefiting Zilker Park, while the community has a chance to determine how the train fits into the new vision for the park.

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The Zilker Train
The Zilker Train
Naming Contest
Naming Contest

Austin Parks Foundation has conducted a nationwide search to find a new train that will be as unique and beautiful as Zilker Park. Zilker’s new train will be ADA accessible and run on a completely electric engine for the first time ever! 

With a brand new train comes a brand new name, as each train keeps its own name. We’ve collected your responses and will announce the most popular names at Party for the Parks on September 30th, when voting will open to choose the final name!

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Name the NEW Zilker Train!
Un Nombre Para El Nuevo Tren de Zilker

This phase of the Zilker Naming Contest ended September 21st at 5:00pm. Thank you to everyone who submitted their name ideas!

Tune into Party for the Parks on September 30th when voting will open to choose the final name!

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