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Posted on: October 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] All Aboard the Kiwanis Kids Train

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James City County’s newest adventure, a Trackless Train, is coming to a stop near you! Named the Kiwanis Kids Train, the train will be making special appearances in County parks this fall. The train is on track for a fall of fun, all rides are FREE so hop aboard on any of the following days and then stay to enjoy the amenities that these parks have to offer:

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. at Upper County Park
180 Leisure Road in Toano

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. – noon
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail (held during the Disability Awareness Trick or Treat event)

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2-4 p.m.
Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road

The locomotive features four cars – an engine, coal car and two passenger cars as well as door locks, seat belts, lighting, PA system and a smoke system. The train is a partnership between Parks & Recreation and three local branches of the Kiwanis Club – Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital Williamsburg, the Kiwanis Club of Toano and the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg. The Kiwanis Clubs applied for and received grants totaling $25,000 to fund this community project that could provide year-round, family friendly entertainment. In the agreement, the County stores, maintains and transports the train to designated County and Kiwanis special events. 

For your safety:
* Maximum of six children or four adults per car (or a combination of)
* Each car has a 550-pound capacity
* Caboose is wheelchair accessible with a weight limit of 200 pounds
*Train does not operate during inclement weather conditions

For more information, call 757-259-5360 or visit us online.

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov; 757-259-5415


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