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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

13800 Switzer Road

Designed to depict a turn-of-the-century family farm, the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead has almost 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.

The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 to Oct. 31. During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), the Farmstead is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.


C. Holliday

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
This place has been awesome ever since I was young. I brought my daughter here for the first time and she loved it. She had a great time petting the goats and seeing all the animals. We didn't see anything but it looks like they all get enough food. They all look fat and happy. You can sometimes see them feed the birds of prey if you come early enough. Or you can see the milking show at different times. They have a nice teepee and some Native American stuff to look at. And there rabbits are probably my favorite.

Eric B

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Perfect place to take young kids. Bring some money for milk to feed the baby goats. You kids can feed them pet them and chase them hand the goats around. Great place for parents to visit with other parents and learn about country life. We went into the old school building and the volunteer read a book to the kids and was very entertaining to the kids. The guy knows his history. Fun day overall.

Alex Makin

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
We had an excellent time taking our 2 year old son. There is lots to do and the $2 is very reasonable. You can have a great time without spending a dollar more. Seemed like there are lots of fun additional things you can do if you want to pay a bit here and there. The playgrounds are excellent. Lots of places to sit in the shade.

Thomas Wayne

Thursday, July 19, 2018
It's not the zoo but it's almost better for small children. You can actually pet the animals, ride ponies, & Fish. It's a fantastic get away in the city for kids to experience what life is like on a farm. There are play areas with quality play equipment and a small Arboretum with a butterfly garden and vegetables. We love this place and visited often throughout the spring, summer, and fall. They also have great Christmas light shows.

Dana Weaver

Sunday, June 10, 2018
So much more there than we expected! Love the layout, the variety, the price! All of our kids (10, 8, and 5) had a blast. We stayed about 4 or 5 hours, and we could have stayed a lot longer.....just got too hot and worn out from all the fun! My big tip: bring in a cooler pack of water bottles. Wish i had known we could! We ended up buying another $2 bottle at every concession stand along the "loop" of attractions.

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