Located along 113th Street and Florida Road is Fishers AgriPark. Fishers’ AgriPark is a unique park concept incorporating 33-acres dedicated to teaching visitors about farming practices and encourages visitors to learn about and participate in the process with hands-on experiences.
The 33-acre park includes livestock animal encounters, produce gardens, tree nurseries, wildflower and sunflower fields, an event barn that hosts various Fishers Parks agriculture and farm-themed programs for all ages, a short nature trail, playground, and a seasonal pumpkin patch and corn maze.
As you enter the park you are transported from a typical park feel to farm life. This specialized park incorporates and pays homage to Fishers’ roots as a farming community. The AgriPark is encompassed on a loop featuring a nature trail that connects all the specialized areas together.
Visitors are first greeted by 15 acres of produce, including sweet corn and pumpkins. My son loved getting an up close look at all these vegetables and experiencing how vegetables are grown. The food grown in these gardens will be donated to local shelters as well as being available to visitors. Many volunteer opportunities are available where guests can aid in the harvesting of the produce.
The next stop is one of my family’s favorite areas of the farm, a 5-acre animal area. This area is home to horses, cows, chicken, sheep, a goat and more. At this area visitors are encouraged to interact with and learn about the animals. On our visit my son was able to feed Spirit, the farm’s horse, carrots as well as pet him.
The farm’s nature trail is the perfect retreat for a walk to escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday.
Upon exiting the trail the final stop on the AgriPark’s loop is the open-play area and event space. In this area the littlest of visitors can play and explore the natural world through open ended play activities which include a mud kitchen, a tire tower, and wooden play area that includes stepping stumps, games, and a seesaw.
This park is sure to be a hit for all families as there is so much to see and do with something for everyone. My family was so excited to explore and experience this park. We left with many plans for future visits. We especially can’t wait for future fall visits when the AgriPark features a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and sunflower field.
The AgriPark is open May through October. Hours of operation during open season are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday. There is no charge to visit the AgriPark and both residents and non-residents are all invited to explore and experience this unique park. Capacity may be limited. Learn more about upcoming events and programs happening at the AgriPark here, or follow @FishersAgriPark on Facebook and Instagram.
Megan Gamble was raised in Fishers and has lived here for over 20 years. She lives in the Geist area with her husband, Zane, and two active boys, Miles (4) and Nolan (1). A former teacher and child developmental therapist, she loves finding new adventures with her family in Fishers Parks, as well as attending the city’s family-friendly (and date night perfect) events throughout the year. Her hobbies include photography, coffee, DIY projects, wine, traveling, helping others, and fashion. She loves Fishers’ small town feel though it’s a growing, thriving city and being able to visit and attend festivals, events, and activities with her family that she also attended as a child. Follow her on Instagram at @MilesofAdventures.