A toddler with the barnyard cat at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park. Credit: Devon Hammer
Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, Redmond
Tucked away in Redmond, Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park is a 68-acre city-owned park. For families, it’s a welcome escape from city life, boasting beautiful nature trails, large, grassy fields and picnic tables with barbecue pits. It’s also a fabulous place for kids to get up close and personal with cats, pigs, goats, cows, ponies and turkeys. The park offers pony-riding classes for both toddlers and big kids, summer day camps and a preschool.
Cost: Free (fees vary for specific activities that require registration)
Hours: The park is open daily year-round, dawn to dusk; the barnyard is open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Find it: 19545 N.E. Redmond Rd., Redmond
Next stop: Kelsey Creek Farm Park