Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park

Rutledge-Wilson Farm

Location


Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park was first envisioned as part of the community's Vision 20 / 20 process, and has become a reality for Greene County and the Springfield metro area as a result of a 1/4 cent parks sales tax approved by voters in 2001.

The 207-acre farm park was created to provide educational, as well as various recreational resources for the community and will celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of the area. Amenities include a new animal barn, new visitor's center and gift shop, and milking barn. The grounds will consist of demonstration crops and gardens, 20-acre native prairie, pasture land, one-mile paved trail, farm-themed playground, and Wilson's Creek.

Special thanks to the Rutledge-Wilson families for their generous support of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

Additional Information


Read highlights (PDF) and download our visitor guide (PDF) for interesting and helpful information about Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park.

Directions


  • From I-44:
    1. West on I-44
    2. Exit on West Bypass- turn left off of exit
    3. Continue South on West Bypass until you reach Farm Road 146, then turn right (Bradford Mini Storage on corner)
    4. RW Farm is approximately 1 mile down FR 146 on the right hand side
  • From Sunshine:
    1. West on Sunshine
    2. Right onto West Bypass
    3. Take first left- Farm Road 146
    4. Farm is approximately 1 mile down FR 146 on the right hand side

Life on the Farm


When you visit Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, you can enjoy the following activities:
  • Enjoy special events throughout the year
  • Farm animal meet and greets
  • Fish in the fishing pond
  • Gift shop
  • Play on the farm-themed playground
  • See who lives in the big red barn
  • View demonstration gardens and crops
  • Walk, run or bike the Wilson's Creek Trail