Ark City to unveil restored train during Arkalalah

The City of Arkansas City will host a special Arkalalah kickoff event that features a train unveiling and rededication Tuesday night at Wilson Park.

The first step in the Wilson Park Master Plan, the restoration of the park’s famous train engine, has been occurring under a covered structure since late March. But now that work is drawing to a close.

“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the many skilled craftsmen who volunteered their skills for this project, we are pleased to be able to reopen the train to the public,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez.

The re-dedication event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the small gazebo in the southeast corner of the park, located at 701 N. Summit St. Several speakers will address those gathered to kick things off.

The event will provide a chance for the volunteers that made the project possible to talk about their experience, Hernandez said.

(Read more: The Arkansas City Traveler)