The Fishers Agri-Park is now open to the public, and its produce will be free to the community.
Fishers Parks Director, Sarah Sandquist says the park offers educational opportunities -- like people can take part in the harvesting. It’s really important for us that we focus on education, where the food comes from through the growing process. We also have livestock on site -- we have two cows, a horse and some sheep, says Sandquest.
The 33-acre farm includes a tunnel-covered growing area and 3-acre produce area.
The tree nursery currently is also growing 200 trees, which were planted in a single day in April 2020, and will be used by the city to replenish trees throughout Fishers’ parks, facilities, and roadways. The nature trail allows visitors to escape the demands of everyday life, while supporting mental wellness, featuring kindness rocks displaying positive messages, decorated by members of the community. The trail connects the animal and produce areas to a 5-acre, open-play and event space. In the fall, the farm will feature a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and sunflower field for program and photo opportunities.
The vision for the AgriPark is finally coming to life,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “Connecting future generations to the roots of Fishers’ past through hands-on farming experience will not only remind us of our city’s history, but teach all residents the breadth of impact agriculture has on each of us. We look forward to sharing this exciting new park with our residents.
Agri-Park offers open house style visits through the month of August. Registration is required.
To register for your spot, or for more information, visit http://www.playfishers.com/217/Fishers-AgriPark