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The Zi​lker Eagle has landed: Mini-train will return to Zilker Park this fall with new name

Austin Parks Foundation Chief Mission Officer Ladye Anne Wofford, at podium, and CEO Colin Wallis announced the Zilker Eagle's new name on Friday, near the miniature train's starting place at Zilker Park. (Emma Freer)

The Zilker Eagle will open this fall after a restoration project helmed by the Austin Parks Foundation. The miniature train, previously called the Zilker Zephyr, shut down in May 2019 due to storm-related erosion and a contract dispute.

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Zilker train on track again: Austin gets on board to improve a family park favorite
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This year has been off the rails, and this is especially true for Austin's beloved miniature choo choo the Zilker Zephyr.

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