Fishers AgriPark opens to the public

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The Fishers AgriPark, 11171 Florida Rd., opened to the public July 28. Leading up to the opening, the AgriPark conducted several produce giveaways.

Now, people can visit the farm and learn about farming practices. When the produce is available for harvest, it will be available to the community at no charge. Guests can take part in the harvesting.

AgriPark offers open house-style evenings through August, which includes tours, encounters with farm animals and more. Registration is required for each of the 10 grand-opening events. The events are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Fadness

On Aug. 6, Mayor Scott Fadness will speak and conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The vision for the AgriPark is finally coming to life,” Fadness stated in a press release. “Connecting future generations to the roots of Fishers’ past through hands-on farming experience will not only remind us of our city’s history, but teach all residents the breadth of impact agriculture has on each of us. We look forward to sharing this exciting new park with our residents.”   

The 33-acre urban farm includes a tunnel-covered growing area and a 3-acre produce garden. There also is a 5-acre animal farm and a tree nursery with 200 trees. The trees will be used to replenish trees throughout Fishers’ parks, facilities and roadways. There also is a 5-acre open-play area and a trail. A corn maze, pumpkin patch and sunflower field will offered in the fall.

Face masks are required when guests can’t socially distance with those outside of their household while at the AgriPark. 

To register for a spot, or for more, visit playfishers.com/AgriPark.



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