13800 Switzer Rd (map)
Overland Park, KS 66221
Fri.-Sun. & holidays: $2/person;
under age 2: Free
(No outside food or pets allowed)
The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is closed for the season. It reopens April 1.
Designed to depict a turn-of-the-century family farm, the Farmstead has nearly 200 animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and more.
With the Kansas family farm slowly disappearing, the 12-acre "Children's Farmstead" opened in 1978 and was re-named in 1985 to honor Deanna Rose, the first Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty.
Deanna Rose's legacy was to bring the charm of the farm to children living in the city. Children treasure such memories as bottle feeding baby goats, milking a cow and taking a horse drawn wagon ride through the woods.
Take a trip back in time and relish turn-of-the-century family farm features, including a fishing pond, schoolhouse, Dairy Barn, horse and wagon rides and more.
The public is invited to explore the Farmstead anytime the facility is open. Group and school tours are available, by appointment.
Let your cowpoke be the star of the party in one of our 10 party corrals.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Farmstead. A wide range of opportunities are available from greeters to wagon rides.