During his 2018 State of the City address, Mayor Scott Fadness announced a first-of-its-kind development: Fishers AgriPark. The vision for the Fishers AgriPark is to educate, innovate, and inspire. Visitors of all ages will have a chance to be immersed in a working farm, while learning about current farming practices and the innovations needed to feed our world. Fishers will have the opportunity to become a part of America’s agriculture story.
The Fishers AgriPark is anticipated to be one of the nation’s largest urban farms and pays homage to Fishers’ agricultural roots, while inspiring future generations of farmers, scientists, agronomists, robotics engineers, chefs, and more. The 33-acre park will open to the public in Summer 2020 and will include an urban farm growing fresh fruits and vegetables and producing eggs.
Fishers Parks & Recreation will partner with non-profits to donate a portion of the produce grown to those experiencing food insecurity locally. The AgriPark will also include public fields and gardens that will be used for programming and educational purposes, while also providing free, fresh produce to the Fishers community.
An animal area will provide visitors a chance to encounter traditional livestock, such as cows, chickens and goats. Programming within the farm’s tree nursery, fields, and wildflower area will change with the seasons, and a nature trail will connect the animal and produce areas to a 5-acre open event and free-play space.
City staff are preparing for a Summer 2020 opening of the Fishers AgriPark. If you have an idea for the park, or are interested in learning more about partnership opportunities, please fill out this form.