As we move into the spring season, staff is busy planning and coordinating upcoming events, as well as preparing for the rush of school groups that comes with the warming weather and end of school. Beyond that, we are also engaged in improving services to our visitors. Among these are a cell phone audio tour that we hope to launch in April, and major improvements to our winter sleigh exhibit.
Summer was a whirlwind of activity at the park. Visitation was up about 10%, with a lot of visiting foreign students and home school groups. Staff was working on a number of projects designed to improve public services. One of those was the opening of the Southern Pacific caboose. After some cleaning, a few repairs, window replacement, new chair co