Fort Wayne, IN Destinations: Salamon Farm #13 Family Fun List by Chem-Dry of Allen County
This 170-acre park provides not only much needed green space, but a glimpse of life on the farm too! Come enjoy a day on the farm at Salomon Farm Park! Enjoy a walk through the vegetable garden of squash, beans, tomatoes and peppers. At the Farmers Market held in season on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 7:00 pm you can buy some produce grown right there in the Salomon Farm Park garden! What’s a farm without animals? Donkeys, goats, rabbits, chickens and sheep can also be found at Salomon Farm.
Donated by the Salomon family, this working farm teaches about working conditions in the 1930s. This era is a very significant watershed in farm life, as the 1930s represent a lengthy era of similar aspects of agriculture and domestic life. It also is somewhat unique as an era with great personal interest to older Americans as well as great opportunities for appeal, education, entertainment, and recreation for younger visitors.
Salomon Farm Park is a true gem with historic significance and a perfect location for walking, biking, bird watching, photograph and much more. The Salomon’s established the farm in 1871, but visitors will notice the endearing 1930’s theme. Stop by for a visit to admire historic buildings, relax at the wetlands, or enjoy our fully paved 1.8 mile trail around the property. Follow us on Facebook for news, updates, and announcements!
Salomon Farm Park offers many exciting programs and classes for adults and children related to nature.
Salomon Farm Park was launched in 1996 through the generous donation of land by Chris Salomon. Mr. Salomon (now deceased), his daughter Lynn, and Salomon's late wife Maxine had discussed and conceived, perhaps twenty years earlier, the potential of their beautiful landmark farm becoming a historic working farm and park for others to experience. With the assistance and grateful acceptance of the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Department, the Salomon family wishes have come true. Construction on the Learning Center began in 2000 and was completed in 2001. Salomon Farm Camp was introduced in the summer of 2002 and sold out in its first year.
Located at 817 W Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Salomon Farm Park opens at 6AM and Closes at 11PM.