Collins and Becca come to Visit, what a busy time!
We visited the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.
Collins was not sure about the goats…
But she did like the ice cream at the old fashioned ice cream parlor.
The Deanna Rose Farmstead is designed to depict a family farm, the Farmstead has nearly 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.
2015 fun facts from the Farmstead –
37th year of operation
Visitors came from nearly every state in the U.S. and 17 countries worldwide
477,455 visitors, the most in the Farmstead’s existence
Pumpkin Hollow, an annual event, had over 15,500 visitors
Over 26,000 volunteer hours were provided to support operations
We went to a gym called Emerald City
We played in the park.
We played with bubbles.
We went to the aquarium, Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium.
A few more pictures of Collins:
And one of my favorite pictures of Collins taken a few weeks ago…a love how her face is so expressive!