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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Asheville Parks picnic shelter reservations open
Apr 15 all-day
Asheville Parks
Murphy Oakley Park picnic shelter
Murphy Oakley Park picnic shelter

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is happy to announce that picnic shelter reservations will resume.   Rates begin at $40 per day and are available at 11 parks throughout the city.  All shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless reserved.  To reserve a shelter online, visit www.avlrec.com.

 

Under Gov. Roy Cooper’s most recent COVID guidelines executive order, now in effect, the number of people who may gather outdoors has increased from 50 to 100.

 

The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing quality facilities and programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about everything Asheville Parks & Recreation offers, visit the website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks,  Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

 

Family Fun Pack Contest: Week of the Young Child
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Smart Start Partnership for Children

Family Fun Pack Contest 1

We are SO excited to be partnering with WTZQ and Children Family Resource Center to bring you the first EVER Family Fun Pack Week of the Young Child Contest!

Check out the cool prizes below! Stay tuned for how to enter between April 10th and April 16th. 

Growing Minds Farm to School Program Spring Garden Bingo
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project)

Spring Garden Bingp

This spring garden bingo card comes from our Growing Minds Farm to School Program, but anyone can play! Get a printable version of the card here or find more spring learning resources for kids here.

MLK Youth Scholarship
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

Did you know Buncombe County is actively involved in an important initiative aimed at more accurately reflecting the history of racial and economic injustice? The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s nationwide effort to work with counties to raise more awareness about individuals lynched in our County. Further, the project is working to bring about community healing concerning Jim Crow-era discrimination, mass incarceration, state-sanctioned violence, contemporary racial trauma and violence, and other important issues.

The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a partnership with multiple local organizations that all recognize the need to publicly acknowledge and educate the public about racial issues. This work ties into the County’s 2025 Strategic Plan which is focused on equity defined as: Systems, policies, and practices that support equity for all people and an organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. To learn more about the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, click here.

 MLK Youth Scholarship

Martin Luther King Junior’s work to advance equal rights was pivotal in helping shape today’s landscape. There is much work still to be done, but his legacy continues to inspire generations. Buncombe County strives to be a place where Dr. King’s vision is realized by prioritizing equity and being intentional about highlighting racial injustice through initiatives such as the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, our Racial Equity Action Plan, and other efforts.

To further honor Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy, Buncombe County wants to ensure students are aware of the MLK Youth Scholarship for Buncombe County residents. Applications are due April 15, learn more here.

Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Apr 15 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Racial Justice Essay Contest grades 9-12
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

Did you know Buncombe County is actively involved in an important initiative aimed at more accurately reflecting the history of racial and economic injustice? The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s nationwide effort to work with counties to raise more awareness about individuals lynched in our County. Further, the project is working to bring about community healing concerning Jim Crow-era discrimination, mass incarceration, state-sanctioned violence, contemporary racial trauma and violence, and other important issues.

The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a partnership with multiple local organizations that all recognize the need to publicly acknowledge and educate the public about racial issues. This work ties into the County’s 2025 Strategic Plan which is focused on equity defined as: Systems, policies, and practices that support equity for all people and an organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. To learn more about the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, click here.

Racial Justice Essay Contest

The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Buncombe Community Remembrance Project is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending public high school in Buncombe County, North Carolina where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants.

Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.

Registration Open for Senior Games + Silver Arts 2021
Apr 15 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

Each spring, hundreds of locals 50+ years-old enjoy participating in the Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts. This year’s program will be held at locations throughout Buncombe County from the week of Apr. 19 through May 19 (tentative). There is no registration fee this year.

To register, fill out a registration form (see documents below) or register online at ncseniorgames.org.

Sports include bowling, croquet, football throw, softball throw, golf, putt-putt, cycling, track and field, archery, cheerleading, swimming, billiards, badminton, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, tennis, and table tennis. Age categories start at 50 and increase at five year intervals.

Silver Arts categories are classified as Heritage (quilting, woodwork, crochet, basket weaving, jewelry, needlework, tole painting, weaving, knitting, pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, and woodturning), Visual (solo, small group, and large group), Performing, Literary (poem, short story, essay, and life experience), and Contemporary. Art pieces will be displayed online.

Registration open: Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Parks and Rec.
Registration opens for 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2021 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition in partnership with Buncombe County, the YMCA and Black Mountain Parks & Recreation.

 

The games will be held April 19 through May 19 and feature a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual events.  All in-person competitions will be held outdoors with enhanced health and safety protocols.  All participants qualify for the North Carolina State Games.

 

The juried Silver Arts competition includes media from visual and performing arts categories and will be held in an entirely virtual format.

 

Registration is free and available through April 19.  There are two ways to register — click here to register online or print a paper application by clicking here.

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is committed to providing quality programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, visit our website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

Traveling Trunks – Bring the Museum to your Classroom!
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Traveling Trunks and Kits are an economical way to bring the Museum to YOU! Rental fee is a refundable deposit of $15 per trunk. Trunks include many artifacts and a week of lessons.

Trunk deposits are always refundable, but if you choose to donate your deposit, these funds are used to assist students with economic needs to be able to come on field trips or to Living History Days.

Call 828-253-9231 or email [email protected] for information or to schedule your program.

Another way to bring the Museum to YOU is with an In-School Presentation!

A trained museum volunteer or staff person will present any of the above topics in your school. Programs may be presented to as many as 50 students per presentation (some are more hands-on and 25 students would be more appropriate).

Cost is $3 per student.

Choose a program, traveling trunk/kit, or suggest a custom program. Craft topics may include an extra supply fee.

Voices of the River: Art + Poetry Contest
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ RiverLink

Create a river-inspired work of art for our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. You can make 2D or 3D creations, write poems, haikus or short stories, or even record a dance, skit or song that you create. Winners will receive a variety of prizes donated by local businesses and organizations.

Show Us What the River Means to You!

Every spring we host our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. We ask kids to use the river as a source of inspiration to showcase their creativity. Each year we are so amazed by the talent of these young artists, poets, and performers. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works in various mediums, poems and creative writings, and video compositions of songs, dances, or skits. Winners are selected by a council of judges made up of local artists, writers, and community leaders. Many generous businesses also donate prizes for winners from each age group and category.

This year we want you to show us “How has the river helped you during this time of isolation?”

All entries are due by Thursday April 22nd

Virtual Lessons: How Rivers Form and Change
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online w/ RiverLink

Learn How Rivers Form and Change

Rivers are a constantly changing natural feature, and understanding how they change over time is crucial to understanding how to protect them. Check out our virtual lesson using our stream table simulation and learn how our communities can better prepare for these changes.

Biltmore Gardens Railway
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore

Included with admission

Our fun-for-all-ages botanical model train displays invite you to experience our grounds in an engaging new way. Located in the Conservatory in the Walled Garden, the displays feature replicas of structures connected with Biltmore and its founder George Vanderbilt. Each beautifully executed piece was handcrafted from such natural elements as leaves, bark, and twigs.

In compliance with state and local mandates related to COVID-19, all guests must enter the Conservatory via the ADA entrance in the back and follow a one-way route.

Aston Park Tennis Center
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Aston Park Tennis Center
people playing on the courts at aston park tennis center

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the opening of Aston Park Tennis Center on April 1 for the 2021 season.  The tennis facility will be open seven days a week with two sessions of court availability — a morning session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an afternoon session from 3 to 7:30 p.m. with a one-hour break for midday cleaning.

Visitors can expect some changes to typical operations to meet current state and local health guidelines including enhanced cleaning, social distancing and mandatory mask wearing except while actively engaged in tennis activity on the court.  The Pro Shop will remain closed to foot traffic, however basic tennis supplies, drinks, and racquet drop-off for restringing will be available at the window.  Court fees will also be accepted at the window by credit card only and water fountains and showers will not be available.

 

Tennis Center prices are the same as they were in 2019, with hourly rates beginning at $6 and $7 and season passes starting at $299 and $399 for City of Asheville residents.  For more information and to purchase a season pass, visit the City’s Parks & Recreation website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks.

 

The Aston Park Tennis Center, 336 Hilliard Ave.,  is one of the finest public clay tennis court facilities in the US.  The complex is open from April through November and offers 12 lighted courts for play.

 

The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing quality facilities and programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about everything Asheville Parks & Recreation offers, visit the website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks,  Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library Black Out Poetry Kits
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
All Buncombe County Libraries

Photo of typewriter

 

April is National Poetry Month and we invite all poets, would be poets and poetry fans to celebrate with Buncombe County Public Libraries.  We’ll be hosting the following free events at libraries all over the county.  For more information on any of these programs, contact your friendly neighborhood library.

Black Out Poetry Kits Available at the Library
All Month Long
Every Library

Come to any library and pick up a free kit to create a black out poetry masterpiece. Black out poetry doesn’t start with a blank page, it starts with a page of words taken from an old book. Poets will eliminate words to create a poem composed of the words left on the page. Visit any branch of Buncombe County Public Libraries in April to pick up your very own black out poetry kit featuring markers, inspiration and pages of print to begin your creation. When you’re finished, photograph your creation and upload it to facebook or instagram. Tag your library’s account and we’ll feature it as a post! You can also drop your poem by the library and we’ll post it for you. Kits are available while supplies last.

Kids Vote for the North Carolina Children’s Book Awards
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
online w/ Buncombe County Libraries

 

It’s time for kids to vote for their favorite books!

Throughout the month of March, kids can vote for the NC Children’s Book Award by visiting any Buncombe County Public Library location. The North Carolina Children’s Book Award is a children’s choice program sponsored by school and public librarians in North Carolina. The awards are designed to introduce kids to books and to instill a lifelong love of reading.

The Library has partnered with the Board of Elections to provide official voting booths for kids to vote.

Kids can vote in person at any of these libraries between March 2 and March 31:

  • Enka-Candler
  • Fairview
  • North Asheville
  • Pack Memorial
  • South Buncombe
  • Swannanoa
  • Weaverville
  • West Asheville

Kids can also vote “absentee” by asking for a ballot at any library, or they can drop their completed ballot in our book drop before the end of March to “mail in” their vote.

You are eligible to vote if 1) You’re a kid and 2) You’ve read or listened to at least 5 of the picture book nominees and/or 3) You’ve read or listened to at least 3 of the junior book nominees. Kids may vote for each category if they have read or listened to the required number of titles.

For more information on the NC Children’s Book Award and a list of the nominees, please visit the North Carolina Children’s Book Award.

If you’d like to have the picture books read to you, just click the “Read Aloud” link under any book.

Any questions? Contact your friendly neighborhood librarian.

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge Woolworth Walk Appalachian Wild Art show
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Woolworth Walk

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“Take a Woolworth Walk on the Wild Side” – Participating local
artists will donate a percentage of sales of art depicting native wildlife in
a variety of mediums.

Woolworth Walk and participating local artists join to support
Appalachian Wild’s mission to help save injured and orphaned wildlife.
Appalachian Wild provides care for approximately 2,000 animals
annually.

Free Admission Western North Carolina Air Museum
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Western North Carolina Air Museum

The Western North Carolina Air Museum is a center of living history in the popular Hendersonville – Flat Rock region of the state. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to remember flying the way it used to be. Bring your kids, your camera, and your leather jacket. You can view the airplanes in an hour or so, or spend the afternoon hanger-flying with our friendly, informative staff. We can’t guarantee fine weather, but our hangar doors are open rain and shine. And we can’t guarantee that we’ll be flying on the day you visit, but we do promise to propel your imagination back to the golden age of general aviation. Come for the airplanes. Stay for the memories. There’s plenty of both right here at the Western North Carolina Air Museum.

Preserving & Promoting

Our

Carolina Flying Heritage

Kolo Bike Park: Little Rippers Ages 5-8 years old
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Adventure Center of Asheville

 

$300/MONTH TUES & THURS
MARCH, APRIL, MAY

On Tuesdays & Thursdays this Spring, join the Kolo Afterschool Bike Club to grow your skills and enjoy fun afternoons on bikes!  The club will be working on bike handling and riding all the trails and features of Kolo Bike Park. Students must be comfortable riding bikes off-road, as this is not a club to teach kids how to ride or for beginners.

Kolo is excited to be able to offer local students a great afternoon activity in an open-air environment on over 100 acres.  Come shred and enjoy mountain biking with us!

  • $300/month
  • Ages 9-15 years old:  Big Senders Club from 3:00 -6:00
  • Ages 5-8 years old: Little Rippers from 12:00-3:00 (If need 3:00-6:00 time slot, let us know)
  • March, April, May on Tuesdays & Thursdays only

Limited spaces available! Reservations are required by calling our office at 828.225.2921.

Kolo Bike Park Spring Afterschool: Big Senders Bike Club Ages 9-15
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Adventure Center
$300/MONTH TUES & THURS
MARCH, APRIL, MAY

On Tuesdays & Thursdays this Spring, join the Kolo Afterschool Bike Club to grow your skills and enjoy fun afternoons on bikes!  The club will be working on bike handling and riding all the trails and features of Kolo Bike Park. Students must be comfortable riding bikes off-road, as this is not a club to teach kids how to ride or for beginners.

Kolo is excited to be able to offer local students a great afternoon activity in an open-air environment on over 100 acres.  Come shred and enjoy mountain biking with us!

  • $300/month
  • Ages 9-15 years old:  Big Senders Club from 3:00 -6:00
  • Ages 5-8 years old: Little Rippers from 12:00-3:00 (If need 3:00-6:00 time slot, let us know)
  • March, April, May on Tuesdays & Thursdays only

Limited spaces available! Reservations are required by calling our office at 828.225.2921 or online at:

Youth Studio at Asheville Art Museum: Art After School (Grades K–2)
Apr 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Spend your afternoons creating in the bright and spacious studio at the Museum! Explore a range of artistic processes using artwork on view from the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions for inspiration. Space is limited to small groups of up to eight students; face coverings and social distancing are required. Generous support for this program is provided by Walnut Cove Member Association. More info and register by March 10

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Afternoon Tea and Poetry
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Leicester Library ONLINE

 

Brew a cup of tea or your beverage of choice and join us online for some poetry sharing in honor of National Poetry Month! Everyone is encouraged to bring a poem or two to share. The poems can be by published well- known authors or they can be your own! Let’s read and talk about the beauty and inspiration of poems together in a non-academic setting.

Brew a cup of tea or your beverage of choice and join us online for some poetry sharing in honor of National Poetry Month! Everyone is encouraged to bring a poem or two to share. The poems can be by published well- known authors or they can be your own! Let’s read and talk about the beauty and inspiration of poems together in a non-academic setting.

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets looks forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration! (from poets.org)

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Broadway Dance  4th – 8th Grades
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52
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Boogie to Broadway in this low-pressure, high-energy virtual dance class focusing on fun musical theatre steps and choreography for all levels! With an emphasis on focus, body awareness, musicality, and acting through movement, young actors will learn Broadway-style choreography and leave feeling more confident expressing themselves through dance at home or on stage. No prior experience is necessary.

Grades: 4th – 8th
Virtual Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Anna Kimmell


Supplies Needed: Internet connection, a small, designated space to safely move around during class.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8
Contra Dance At The OFB CANCELLED
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Friday, April 16, 2021
Asheville Parks picnic shelter reservations open
Apr 16 all-day
Asheville Parks
Murphy Oakley Park picnic shelter
Murphy Oakley Park picnic shelter

 

 

Asheville Parks & Recreation is happy to announce that picnic shelter reservations will resume.   Rates begin at $40 per day and are available at 11 parks throughout the city.  All shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless reserved.  To reserve a shelter online, visit www.avlrec.com.

 

Under Gov. Roy Cooper’s most recent COVID guidelines executive order, now in effect, the number of people who may gather outdoors has increased from 50 to 100.

 

The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing quality facilities and programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about everything Asheville Parks & Recreation offers, visit the website at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks,  Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA or call 828-259-5800.

 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Books for Children ages 0-5
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Smart Start Partnership for Children

DPIL SIGNUP

A FREE book mailed to your child, every month!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails an age-appropriate book monthly to enrolled children ages 0-5. Do you live in Henderson County and have a child younger than 5? Register today and your child can receive a free book in the mail each month until his/her fifth birthday!

How Do I Enroll My Child?

Enrolling your child is easy! You can register your child electronically (click for online registration) or call us at 828-693-1580 and we will mail you a hard copy of the registration form to complete and return to us.

When does the first book arrive?

If you enroll your child in person, we will give your child his/her first book. If not, your child will begin receiving books through the U.S. Postal Services six-eight weeks after the registration form has been received. If you move, please contact Smart Start at 828-693-1580 to notify us of your change in address so your child can continue receiving books.

Is there ever a cost to me?

NO!  Through the generous support of the NC General Assembly and donations and grants from individuals and businesses in our community, this is a FREE program.

Annual Survey

Annually, some parents will be asked to complete a short survey. The survey will only take a few  minutes to complete. Results will be used to make sure the program is getting results for families. If asked, please consider completing the short questionnaire. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Henderson County? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions here. If you still have questions, feel free to contact Smart Start Partnership for Children using the contact information below.

Family Fun Pack Contest: Week of the Young Child
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Smart Start Partnership for Children

Family Fun Pack Contest 1

We are SO excited to be partnering with WTZQ and Children Family Resource Center to bring you the first EVER Family Fun Pack Week of the Young Child Contest!

Check out the cool prizes below! Stay tuned for how to enter between April 10th and April 16th. 

Growing Minds Farm to School Program Spring Garden Bingo
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project)

Spring Garden Bingp

This spring garden bingo card comes from our Growing Minds Farm to School Program, but anyone can play! Get a printable version of the card here or find more spring learning resources for kids here.

Help Us Make a Virtual Mural Buncombe County Libraries
Apr 16 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Libraries

Buncombe County Public Libraries has partnered with ImaginDan to bring you a virtual art program on BiblioBoard called Inspiration ABC! There’s no better place to live, work, and play than ABC (which stands for Asheville Buncombe County), and families are invited to watch a special ImaginDan episode to get their creative juices flowing.

At the end of the episode, ImaginDan challenges viewers to pretend they have been tasked with creating a mural that reflects what inspires them. Artists can upload a scan of their finished designs directly to BiblioBoard for a virtual gallery by clicking on the purple “Submit to Project” button on the main page. If you have any questions please ask your friendly neighborhood librarian, and we look forward to seeing your art creations.


 

To contribute pieces to this collection, click the “Submit to Project” button to the left or visit https://buncombecounty.librariesshare.com/inspirationabc/

Nantahala River Rafting Fully Guided
Apr 16 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

guests rafting on the Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina trip

A guided whitewater rafting trip is one of the best ways to experience the Nantahala Gorge. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river where experienced river guides will help you navigate through splashy Class II-III rapids and bouncy waves, with occasional calmer waters where you can enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. The fully guided rafting trip the most popular adventure at NOC, with thousands of families returning year after year.

Private Caboose Party
Apr 16 all-day
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Ride in style on the historic Great Smoky Mountains Railroad aboard your very own restored Caboose. These are great for family reunions, birthday parties, private meetings, corporate field trips or just any time!

Our cabooses accommodate up to 15 people with seating on the main level and in the cupola. (And, remember, babies are people, too!) The cabooses feature heat, private bathrooms, windows that can be opened, and open air vestibules at each end for unobstructed views. Advanced reservations are required and availability of caboose rentals are limited.

A platter of cheese and crackers, and an assortment of 15 bottled Coca-Cola products are included. Plus, the caboose is the only place where you can bring your own food and drink (please, no alcohol) in picnic baskets or coolers.

You can charter the caboose on:

Best value for small groups and private parties up to 15 passengers. Available by phone only. Book now by calling 800-872-4681.