Restoring the Zilker Train
The NEW Zilker Train is here: the Zilker Eagle! Since 1961, a mini train has run in Zilker Park. The previous train, 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 were able to 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 Eagle with proceeds benefiting Zilker Park, while the community has a chance to determine how the train fits into the new vision for the park and its future.