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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.