Zilker Zephyr

The Zilker Zephyr is a miniature train that ran through Zilker Park.
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The Austin City Council voted to move ahead with a plan to get the Zilker mini-train up and running sooner rather than later. Instead of going through its typical procurement process — which would mean a new train operator would be more than a year away — the Parks and Recreation Department is turning to Austin Parks Foundation.

The Zilker Zephyr is a miniature train that runs through Zilker Park. It has not been operating since May.
Zilker Zephyr Facebook

The company that runs the Zilker Zephyr, the miniature train that runs through Zilker Park, will stop operating the ride. But the Austin Parks and Recreation Department says they're looking for another company to run it.