Owen’s Train at Kingsport Centennial Park

A Hide and Seek Adventure for Children of All Ages

In memory of the brave but brief life of Owen Steinmann and in honor of Kingsport families.

Amanda Dean and Justin Steinmann have been involved in the planning of Kingsport’s Centennial since formation of the Centennial Commission and the decision to build Kingsport Centennial Park.

Family, friends and colleagues of the Steinmann family are coming together to commission four unique bronze sculptures of miniature train cars to be located throughout Centennial Park. Together the locomotive, two box cars and caboose will form Owen’s Train; a lasting memorial to a wonderful family and their little boy described by his father as the “bravest and best of us.”

The young and young at heart that visit Centennial Park will be encouraged to participate in a scavenger hunt to find all of the cars in Owen’s Train. While finding the train cars, they can learn about Kingsport’s history, splash in the fountain and visit the Santa Train sculpture entitled “The Spirit of Generosity”.

Owen’s Train will remind us all of the legacy of family and its lasting impact on the spirit of generosity and hope for our community.

Family, friends and colleagues of Justin Steinmann and Amanda Dean are seeking to raise $10,000 to dedicate Owen’s Train on November 17 at 3:00 PM.  If you would like honor the Steinmann family and Owen through a donation toward Owen’s Train, please make your tax deductible gift  and include a form (click here for form) to:

Engage Kingsport
Attention: Owen’s Train
1200 East Center Street, Room 223
Kingsport, TN 37660

For questions about Owen’s Train and your donation:
please contact Engage Kingsport at (423) 392-8414 or

Bonnie Macdonald at BonnieMacdonald@KingsportTN.gov or Jim Harlan at theharlans1979@comcast.net or Gail Cole at gailgcole@charter.net