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Farmpark is a family-oriented science and
cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming
and country life.
Open 9 am to 5 pm.
Closed Mondays January through March
(Open Presidents' Day)
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2122 • 800-366-3276
Lon: 81° 19' 42.056" W
Lat: 41° 34' 50.837" N
Free days for
Lake County residents:
Dec 17, Jan 5, 21
(Valid ID required • No groups)
Escape to the country to
discover where your food comes from!
Visitors to Lake Metroparks Farmpark can experience milking our dairy cows.
Both hand- and machine-milking methods are shown. Learn how cheese is made and on weekends and during special events you even may help make ice cream the old-fashioned way! Discover pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and even a turkey In the Well Bred Shed.
Well Bred Shed
Horse- or tractor-drawn wagon rides are
the mode of transportation throughout the park. Meet dozens of breeds of livestock including llamas, alpacas, chickens, pigs and goats in the Barnyard.
The arena is home to the horses at Farmpark. We have all sizes including draft horses, light horses and miniatures. Explore the Plant Science Center which houses the Great Tomato Works hydroponic exhibit, and a greenhouse.
Plant Science Center
Watch the border collie at Farmpark help to keep the sheep together as they move from one end of the field to the other in our sheep herding demonstrations (offered mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting). The fleece from the sheep is used for its fibers to make sweaters, fiber-art, and other wearables. Watch the sheep be shorn and touch the fleece and feel the lanolin on your fingers during sheep shearing demonstrations (offered mid-May through Memorial Day). Discover modern and antique tractors and farm equipment used on the farm in the Farm Technology building.
Sheep Herding (Seasonal)
Sheep Shearing (Seasonal)
Harvest activities take place in Field Crop. Discover corn fields, wheat fields, and learn how apple cider is pressed and taste apple butter seasonally.
See hands-on how the soil is tilled, wheat and corn fields are cared for and harvested by the the farmer. Put your sense of direction to the test as you wind your way through a multitude of twists and turns through a three-acre corn maze. The maze is open daily mid-August through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting.
Visit the Woodland Center for the history of maple sugaring and what it takes to produce maple syrup. Come see the sugar house in operation on weekends from
the end of February into March.
Farmpark's own pure maple syrup is
available for sale in the Farmpark Gift Shop.
Visit the Farmpark Gift Shop for unique gift ideas. Enjoy lunch or a snack at the J&J Cafe at Farmpark.
Farmpark offers a unique setting for off-site business meetings, company picnics, weddings, and holiday parties. Contact Lake Metroparks Development & Corporate Services Department at 440-352-2913 for more information.
Due to the nature of the facility, no pets are allowed on Farmpark grounds.
Breakfast with Santa at Farmpark
December 7, 8 and 11 - 23, 2013
9 and 10:30 am
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
November 30 to December 1 and December 3 to 23, 2013
4:45 to 9 pm
SOLD OUT - Click here for more toy workshop opportunities
Farmpark is open year-round
9 am to 5 pm.
- Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day,
and Mondays, January through March.
- Open Presidents' Day, Farmpark Discovery Day, featuring special activities for children.
- Special hours and admission rates apply to Village Peddler Festival
Farmpark admission applies to daily activities and daytime Farmpark special events
- Ages 12 through 59: $6
- Ages 60 and older: $5
- Ages 2 through 11: $4
- Children younger than 2: free
- Farmpark members: free
- Active U.S. military and family: free with military ID
- Special admission rates apply to Village Peddler Festival (Sept 13 & 14, '14).
- Special hours and admission rates apply to Vintage Ohio (August 1 & 2, '14)
- Halloween Hayrides and Country Lights are evening events and require advance purchase of tickets.
Lake County resident free days:
First Sunday and third Tuesday of each month.
Plus special summer free days the second Monday in June, July & August.
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt. 6)
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2122 • 800-366-FARM
Located 25 miles east of Cleveland.
Take 1-90 to Rt. 306 (Mentor/Kirtland exit), south on Rt. 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt. 6), turn left (east), continue one mile, Farmpark is on the right.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark memberships may be purchased, renewed, or upgraded online, in person during regular Farmpark hours, by mail, or by phone.
Memberships will not be sold or renewed during Vintage Ohio or Village Peddler.
Click here to order online.
Click here to learn more about membership benefits and categories.
Become a Barnyard Parent
Lake Metroparks Farmpark Back-a-Breed Program
Why become a Barnyard Parent?
By becoming a “Barnyard Parent,” you’re helping defray the cost of food, housing, care and medicine for animals at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. More importantly, you’re becoming a member of the animal care family.
Who becomes a Barnyard Parent?
KIDS • 4-H GROUPS • SCHOOL CLASSES GRANDPARENTS • CHURCHES • FAMILIES BOY SCOUTS • GIRL SCOUTS • ANYONE
Your sponsorship helps provide food and care for the animals. Click here for more information about Barnyard Parent sponsorship opportunities or call 440-256-2122 x3063 or
A portion of each sponsorship is tax deductible.
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