Located along 113th Street and Florida Road is the city’s newest park, 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 will include livestock animal encounters, produce gardens, cut flowers garden, community barn, a nature themed open play area, tree nursery, pumpkin patch, and a corn field with a seasonal corn maze.

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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 3-acres of produce gardens which includes corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, lettuce, peas, herbs, and more! 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.

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As you continue down the main path you will pass the community barn.  This barn will host community events as well as programming.

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, chickens, and sheep with hopes of other animals to come. 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.

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The farm’s nature trail is the perfect retreat for a walk to escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday.  This relaxing nature retreat will be lined with “kindness rocks” decorated by residents.  These rocks will feature uplifting messages.

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, teepees, and a seesaw.

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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 new park.  We left with many plans for future visits.  We especially can’t wait for future fall visits when the AgriPark plans to feature a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and sunflower field.

The AgriPark is open through October 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge to visit the AgriPark and residents/non-residents are all invited to explore and experience this unique park.  Capacity may be limited.