Kiwanis Working To Replace Herman Park Train

Kiwanis Working To Replace Herman Park Train

There’s an effort to replace a beloved fixture at a Goldsboro park. 

The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro is looking for community support to help update the Kiwanis Miniature Train , which has been located in Herman Park since 1955. 

Chip Craig with the Goldsboro Kiwanis Club explained the endeavor at the last Goldsboro City Council meeting.

He says under the agreement/partnership with the City of Goldsboro, the city owns the train and the Kiwanis operate the train strictly as volunteers.

All funds made with the train rides go toward scholarships, charities and other community efforts.

Craig says the Kiwanis are hoping to raise about $100,000 to upgrade the train through a purchase-a-brick program. 

The bricks can be engraved in a person’s honor, and they’ll be laid as part of renovating the miniature train station.

Craig says it takes about ten months to manufacture a miniature train, and they’re hoping to have the new Kiwanis Train in Herman Park by next summer.

He says the train even draws in generations of visitors from outside of Goldsboro.

Those looking to learn more about the Kiwanis Train at Herman Park, or make a donation to the project, can visit

From the Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro’s Aug. 16th presentation to the Goldsboro City Council.