ADA* – Friendly Tram and Tow Vehicle
The Friends of Silver Springs State Park (FSSSP) invite you to help make it possible for visitors who may have limited mobility to enjoy and learn from tram rides though the various habitats of the park. These rides are very popular and maximize their enjoyment and learning …and during such popular park festivals as Ocali Days and Knap-In, they provide much needed transportation within the park. Our current trams, which were inherited from former owners of the headsprings area, are not friendly to park patrons with disabilities who may rely on wheelchairs, walkers or other types of assistance.
But we have found a way to better serve these folks! We would like to purchase for the park a Featherlite Tram trailer AND a Kubota tractor fitted with front weights! Not only will this new equipment make it easier for ALL patrons to board and disembark, it will also make it possible to safely pull a fully loaded tram with passengers over our sandy forest roads for their maximum enjoyment.
This is an exciting project, but we need your help to raise the funds for the new tractor and tram. We estimate the cost to be $88,000 for both. We welcome donations from individuals and organizations to support this ADA- Friendly tram and tow vehicle.
*ADA - Americans with Disability Act
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