Howarth Park Train
The Howarth Park Train has been rolling along the tracks and delighting children of all ages for over 44 years. The Santa Rosa Parks Foundation has partnered with the City of Santa Rosa to raise funds to purchase a new locomotive and a new ADA-accessible passenger car. To read more about the Howarth Park Train, please read recent Press Democrat article.
Our new locomotive has been delivered!
The official Inauguration was held in February.
Engine 392 is now in operation thanks to your generous support!
We are also continuing to raise funds for the ADA Compliant Passenger Car.
Please contribute to this effort through your generous donations.
You can find out how to donate here.
Thanks to all the Sponsors and Donors who made our new locomotive possible!
Honorary Crew: For a gift of $100 or more, the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation will publicly acknowledge your name at the Inaugural Celebration of the new train.
Thank you to many, many community members for becoming Honorary Crew! Please see list under Honorary Crew tab.
First Class Passenger: For a gift of $500 or more, the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation will publicly acknowledge your name at the Inaugural Celebration, provide a book of K-Land tickets, and will provide you with admission to the Inaugural Celebration of the new Train.
Thank you Shannon McConnell, Schwab Charitable, Larry McLaughlin, Kevin and Nancy Cooper, Marc Richardson, Melissa Kelley, and Chuck and Patty Regalia for becoming First Class Passengers!
Honorary Engineer: For a gift of between $1,000 and $9,999, the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation will provide all of the above benefits, in addition to including your name on a recognition sign inside the Howarth Park Train Station.
Thank you Redwood Empire Classic Chevy Club, TeeVax Home Appliance & Kitchen Center, Umpqua Bank, Melinda Rivera, Exchange Club of Santa Rosa, Law Office of Rose M. Zoia, Eric & Kate Henderson, Russ Clover, Legends of Bennett Valley,Whole Foods Market - Yulupa, Bill Finkelstein & Mary Mack, Hunter McLaughlin, Julianne & Jaclyn Bowser, Stephen & Linda Bowser, The Heck Foundation, Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors, Friedman's Home Improvement, Brian Elliot @ Eagle Creek Productions, 101 North Brewing, Pat Jordan Band, Midnight Sun Massive, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Bear's Belly for becoming Honorary Engineers!
Honorary Conductor: For a gift of $10,000 or more, the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation will provide all of the above benefits, in addition to including your name on a plaque on a Howarth Park Train Passenger Car Bench for at least the next twenty years. You will also be invited to attend the Inaugural Celebration and ride the Train on its Inaugural Loop.
Thank you Phalarope Foundation (at Community Foundation Sonoma County), Codding Foundation, Brooke Clyde, Richard and Karen Rocklewitz, Beth Martinez, and Valley Yellow Pages for becoming Honorary Conductors!
Railcar Partner: For a gift of $50,000 or more, a Howarth Park Train Passenger Car will display your family or business name on the both sides of the car, for all park guests to view for at least the next twenty years. Your name will be included in a commemorative display at the Howarth Park Train Station, and you will be invited to ride the train on its Inaugural Loop.
Thank you Soroptimist International of Santa Rosa for becoming a Railcar Partner!
Locomotive Sponsor: For your gift of $100,000 or more, the locomotive will display your family or business name on the sides of the new engine, for all park guests to view for at least the next twenty years. Your name will be included in a commemorative display at the Howarth Park Train Station, and you will be invited to ride the train on its Inaugural Loop.
Thank you David Codding, Owner, Montgomery Village Shopping Center, for becoming the Locomotive Sponsor!