This semester I am taking a studio course which is transportation oriented. We are working on a study to assess the feasibility of using rail transit inside of Liberty State Park in New Jersey. This is a state park which is home to the Liberty Science Center and now defunct Central Railroad of New Jersey terminal which is where many of the immigrants coming through Ellis Island boarded trains to their final destinations in America. Ferry service to and from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty which are of course administered by the National Park Service.
The rail terminal has undergone a restoration and the Liberty Science Center just reopened after a major overhaul. The park is also undergoing natural habitat restoration and is home to several monuments. Additionally, the park is now being used as a special event venue but does not have the capacity to deal with large volumes of automobile traffic. The New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center and the United Railroad Historical Society of NJ both have acquired, restored, and maintain a number of older trains, trolleys, and buses that were formerly used in the region and are interested in putting into service some of their stock in the park.
My small team's initial information gathering task is to find examples of non-automobile transportation within national, state, and municipal parks. What we need the most assistance with is finding examples in state and especially municipal parks because the information of park amenities at these levels is less standardized than the NPS database.
Any leads on either municipal or state parks with intra-park transportation that you might have anywhere in the U.S. would be very appreciated.