COVID-19 Protocols at End O Line Park for 2020

COVID-19 Protocols at End O Line Park for 2020

Starting Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum will reopen for the 2020 season under new hours:
Tuesday-Saturday
10 A.M to 5 P.M.
This time period is when that all opened park buildings and public restrooms will be available. As we are a county park, visitors are welcome to visit the park grounds during all day light hours, seven days a week.

The Visitor’s Center will be open on the same days under shorter hours from:
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. and 1 P.M.  – 3 P.M.
This will allow to have staff the time to clean bathrooms and other high-touch areas of the park.

For the safety of staff and other visitors, we encourage visitors to bring and wear a mask at the park. Bandanna facemasks are available for purchase at $1.25 for those who need a mask. We ask any visitor not feeling well (even with non-COVID symptoms) to please stay home. Hand-sanitizer and hand-washing is available in several areas throughout the park. Per the Governor of Minnesota’s COVID-19 measures, only 25% capacity will be allowed inside park buildings; or a maximum of 10 people. The public restrooms will only be open during hours of operations and will be cleaned frequently. The gift shop in the visitors’ center is open with a wide variety of products on sale. Curbside pick up or shipping of products from our gift shop are available upon request.

Due staff shortages and to prevent community spread, there will be no guided park tours; only self-guided tours. One-time use guide books are available by free-will donation at the visitors’ center. Certain park buildings will be closed as they have smaller spaces that do not allow for proper social distancing. The buildings that are closed will include: Section Foreman’s House, Currie General Store, Grist Mill, Hilfer’s Depot, and the Minneapolis & St. Louis Caboose. All closed buildings will have extra outdoor signage interpreting the history of the building and pictures of the inside. All open buildings and other high touch surfaces throughout the park will be cleaned daily. Due to lack of staff members, the Historic Manual Turntable will not be spun this summer.

The Lake Shetek Community church services will still be held in the Presbyterian Church on the park grounds each Sunday morning at 11 A.M. Congregates are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing during services. Guests are always welcome to attend.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the park at 507-763-3708 or endoline@co.murray.mn.us. Check in with our website or Facebook page at facebook.com/endolinemuseum for any future changes or updates to our operations.