New Scooters Help Visitors Experience ICF

Thanks to ICF members, Michael and Peg Gargano (pictured here), ICF has added two, brand-new scooters to their guest services fleet. Photo by Ted Thousand

Michael and Peg Gargano are no strangers to the needs of ICF visitors. In addition to being ICF members, Peg has been an ICF volunteer tour guide for 22 years, and Michael currently works in the Visitor Center. When the opportunity arose to match ICF’s purchase of a new motorized scooter with another, they hopped on it.

“We simply felt it would be a good idea,” Peg said. “ICF offers a walking tour, and to give people the chance to experience the cranes via scooter means a lot to us. My mom is 85 and would really be able to zoom around ICF now.  You should see her using a scooter at the grocery store!”

ICF is open April 15 – October 31, and the main trails throughout the crane exhibits are paved and are easily accessed by visitors utilizing wheelchairs, strollers or scooters.  ICF offers individual motorized scooters, like the one donated by the Garganos, at no additional charge for those visitors who may need assistance walking. These scooters are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. ICF is ADA accessible.

We thank Michael and Peg for their desire to share the experience of cranes with as many people as possible. If you would like to make a similar donation to ICF, please contact the Development Department for information on current opportunities at (608) 356-9462.