Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead 
   13800 Switzer
Overland Park, Kansas
(913) 897-2360

April - October: Open 9AM - 5PM daily
Open until 8PM Tuesday & Thursday in summer
$2 per person age 2 and older - Friday through Sunday
Free only on Monday through Thursday

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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

The 12 acre Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas has farm animals, birds of prey, show gardens, butterfly gardens, nature trail, Kanza Indian display, one room country schoolhouse, playgrounds, fishing pond, horse drawn wagon rides, and pony rides. The Farmstead began as a petting zoo in 1978, and was renamed in 1985 to honor Deanna Rose, an Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty. One of the popular new attractions is a large prairie dog display.

I liked the Deanna Rose complex best in the 1980s, it was a fun place and focused more on the animals. But the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Park was a big success and more and more people visited, and other people saw this as a place for memorials to their loved ones. Today, Deanna Rose is becoming more of an agricultural theme park which grows bigger each year.

Up until 2010, admission to Deanna Rose was free. Admission is now $2 for everyone age 2 or older, but expect to spend about $10 a person on activities such as wagon rides, mining, pony rides, pygmy goat feeding and fishing. One hour tours are available for groups of 20 - 30 people. Or book one of the many party corrals for groups up to 40 people.

A summer house and other out buildings such as a chicken coop, root cellar and privy are coming to the Deanna Rose Farmstead soon.

Deanna Rose Farm

Children and goats at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
The goats in several pens around Deanna Rose Farmstead are one of the most popular features.

One room schoolhouse at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
One room schoolhouse


Wind power and mining display


Horse drawn wagon rides and pony rides are available for $3/person.

Fishing at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
The Deanna Rose fishing pond has sunfish, hybrid blue gill and catfish. The $3 cost per child
includes a cane pole and four worms; extra worms are four for $1.
It's catch and release and no outside poles are allowed.


Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead includes a nature trail and butterfly garden

Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead entrance
New Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead entrance which opened in 2009

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