Cedar Rock Railroad

Cedar Rock Railroad Owner Ken Knowles expanded Cedar Rock Railroad’s hours in March and plans to add restrooms and a golf course in 2016.[/caption]

Owner Ken Knowles built and opened the railroad in summer 2014 and expanded the attraction’s hours in March. He said more additions depend on Williamson County approving a new restroom building beside the parking lot. Restrooms would add electricity and plumbing to the railroad, which is located in
Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander.


Knowles said he hopes to open the golf attraction in spring 2016. Admission for the nine-hole, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant miniature course will be separate from train tickets and could cost between $5 and $6.


“We’ll also have a small infinite loop for toddlers,” Knowles said. “They’ll play in basically one hole that goes around and around with multiple cups. … It’ll be good for all ages.”


In 2015, Knowles added safety features to the train and playscape, rearranged picnic tables and set up a credit card payment system for customers to buy tickets.


Since the expansion, the attraction’s customers have nearly doubled, Knowles said.


“I can’t believe how many people are excited about [the golf course] coming,” he said. “When we open the doors … we may get flooded.”


Cedar Rock Railroad
3005 CR 175, Leander
512-413-1705
www.cedarrockrailroad.com
Hours: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 am.-6 p.m.


 

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By Stephen Burnett

Stephen Burnett has been a community journalist since 2005. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in November 2013. For the cities of Cedar Park, Leander and northwest Austin, he covers city and county government, business, development, events, transportation, utilities and more.


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