Monday, April 30, 2012

The Arlington Depot

Ta Dah! The new Arlington Depot visitor facility and restroom is open!

This is great news for those of us who hang out at Legion Park all day on summer Saturdays for obvious reasons--a bathroom, thank you!

Come find our farmers' market poster and announcements here!

But it's also a visitor center that will become a hub for what's happening in Arlington, with public bulletin board space, a free meeting room, and a literature rack that is soon to be filled with tri-fold brochures from every organization in Arlington: Arts Council to Zephyr Club. (Is there a Zephyr Club? No. But it's A-Z. You get the idea.)

Last Saturday was the grand opening of the depot building, with a Centennial Trail bike ride to kick it off. There were representatives of the city, school district, farmers' market (of course) and even our state representative Kirk Pearson out to celebrate the day.

Just before the ribbon was cut, councilwoman Marilyn Oertle told the story of the historic Arlington Depot--a train depot right in downtown Arlington that served as the entry point for decades to passengers coming to the area. Our new Arlington Depot is built for the same purpose--to welcome visitors, serve as a stop on not a railroad line but a bike trail, and to provide amenities to visitors and residents alike. Though it's probably safe to say the amenities are much nicer nowadays, as Mayor Tolbert joked in her speech.

Festivities included vintage cars and farm equipment, along with a live band!

We at the Arlington Farmers' Market would like to say THANK YOU again to everyone who made the depot building a reality. We feel confident that our patrons with potty training toddlers also feel the same. :)


  1. I plan on offering some art classes this summer there. Still working out the details for Sarah!

  2. Fantastic~ Let us know how it all shakes down and we can put the information up on our FB, blog and newsletter!