This agricultural park sits on land donated by Emma Prusch, a local dairy farmer. Her gift was intended to preserve a little bit of country in the middle of the city. The park is home to gardens and orchards, a well-preserved farmhouse, a free-standing barn and small barnyard, playgrounds for kids up to age 12, open grassy areas with space for picnics or frisbee, and the Veggielution Community Farm.
The park is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and general admission is free, but some events may require advance registration and an activity fee.
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Local 4-H groups and Future Farmers of America members use the barn to practice farming methods in an urban environment. Weekly classes and summer camps offer opportunities for kids to learn about caring for barnyard animals, cook the produce that they’ve grown and harvested themselves, and participate in themed activities and events.
On the first Saturday of every month, visitors can participate in the community-based activities offered by Veggielution. You can start the day with a vinyasa yoga session, try a cooking class in the Veggielution Cocina, join other families for educational activities in the Youth Garden, make a farm-themed arts and craft project, or shop for fresh produce at the Farm Stand.
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