Fishers Agripark is a 33-acre urban farm that aims to inspire future generations of farmers, scientists, agronomists, robotics engineers, chefs, and more. The first of its kind in our area, the AgriPark is a city park that’s actually a working farm. The learning opportunities are endless. Your child can feed a horse, cook their favorite dish in the mud kitchen, and create nature-based art in the community barn. This is just a taste of all the available opportunities for hands-on learning.
Visit the Working Farm at Fishers Agripark
The AgriPark hopes to educate future generations on the importance of farming. Your kids will have the chance to learn about growing a variety of crops, such as tomatoes, corn, squash, lettuce, and peppers. The park has 13 acres dedicated to producing delicious fruits and vegetables and harvests them to offer to the community free of charge.
Animals are vital to Indiana agriculture and the Agripark highlights them as well. Currently, Fisher’s Agripark has a horse, cows, chickens, goats, sheep, and a pig. Your kids will be able to see and interact with the animals up close, and when a staff member is present, you can even touch and help feed them! My family had the best time hanging out with Spirit, the AgriPark’s beautiful horse, and feeding him some delicious carrots as a tasty treat.
Play at Fishers Agripark
The Fishers AgriPark strives to offer a welcoming environment for the community to engage and learn in a hands-on way. The nature-based playground is no exception! The playground is made entirely of tree branches and carved tree trunks. There are seesaws, teepee huts, leaping pads, and so much more to explore. They also have a tire tower, where your kids will love getting out their energy and playing in the sand pit beneath it.
Do you have an aspiring chef? Let them get creative with the fully-functional mud kitchens available for imaginative play. Equipped with flowing water, basins, and more, your kids will have the best time creating and splashing in these working kitchen stations.
The city of Fishers makes every effort to be inclusive and think of all guests when designing community parks, and the AgriPark is no different. A special Sensory Garden for children of all ages and abilities includes a sensory path and musical instruments, as well as fragrant plants to smell and taste.
Find Creative Activities in the Barn
The event barn is centralized in the middle of the AgriPark. This is where you will find hands-on activities for your kids to enjoy! On one visit, we created a chick, painted a rock, and colored and stamped a canvas bag which we used to bring home all of our yummy produce. The staff at the Agripark are so friendly and great with kids.
The barn also hosts most of the park’s programming. If you’re looking for restrooms, you’ll find multiple portable bathroom units here, as well as a hand washing station. A changing table is also provided, so you can lay your little ones down to change them in a clean and sanitary environment.
Escape the Heat on the Nature Trail
Looking for some shade? The nature trail located on site is a perfect walk in the woods and easy on those little legs. The trail is a nice five-minute stroll that connects the nature playground to the livestock pasture. The entire walk is totally shaded. It was the perfect break from the heat on a hot summer day.
Fall at the Fishers Agripark
Fall is an exciting time to visit the Agripark! The crisp air and autumn scenery is the perfect backdrop for the fall activities planned at the AgriPark. In the past, they’ve had a corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, and hands-on children’s activities for families to enjoy together.
Events at Fishers Agripark
The Fishers Agripark offers plenty of events throughout the year, most of which focus on agriculture, gardening, and healthy living. Keep an eye on their calendar for themes and topics that catch your interest.
Events at the Agripark are typically educational in nature and some allow participants to get creative with make-and-take projects. The Farm to Table series includes cooking instruction using fresh produce. Past classes and workshop themes have included wreath-making, herb gardening, beekeeping, farm animals, invasive plant removal, and more! There is sometimes a fee associated and registration is usually required, so plan ahead.
You can also look out for free Yoga on the Farm throughout the summer, special kids’ events, Storywalks, the Fall Festival, and more.
Fisher Agripark Seasonal Hours
Hours are accurate at the time of publishing, but subject to change. We recommend verifying open times with the location directly before your visit.
Fishers Agripark is open seasonally from May-October.
Tues-Wed: 10 am-2 pm
Thurs-Sat: 10 am-6 pm
Get out to the Agripark soon and immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind urban farm. It’s a perfect addition to your summer bucket list or fall harvest season plans. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share with your children the process of gardening, farming, and sustainable living.
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