Events and Ongoing Programs

  1. Adopt an Urban Garden


    Enjoy the benefits of gardening and growing your own food — even if you don’t have a yard! Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park has 60 raised garden beds available for rent March-October. Choose from 8’x16’ or 16’x16’. You chose what to grow. Maintenance and watering are your responsibility. All garden beds are filled with topsoil and organic matter, with several water sources are on site. Plots are open dawn to dusk. Previous renters may renew garden plots Jan. 2. New renters may reserve plots Feb. 1.

    Age: 18 yrs. and up
    Date: March-October
    Open daylight hours
    Fee: $25 / 8x16 ft. plot(optional prep fee $15), $40 / 16x16 ft. plot (optional prep fee $30)

  2. Themed Educational Field Trips


    Fun and engaging educational field trips are available for pre-school through 5th grade classes. Designed to assist teachers by aligning with Missouri State Standards. Classes are 30-60 minutes long, and may include up to 45 students. Classes in the temperature-controlled barn classroom.
    Pre-school-5th grade
    By appointment, Tues.-Fri.
    $2.50/Student 30-minute class
    $3.50/Student 60-minute class
    Some schools qualify for discounts

  3. Fishing Pole Rentals


    Take the kids fishing in our one-acre stocked fishing pond. Hourly fishing pole rentals, available in the gift shop, include everything you need: fishing rod, reel and bait. Fishing is catch-and-release only, no keepers, and a license is not required.
    All ages
    March-Oct., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily
    $3.50/hour

  4. Easter at the Farm


    A day of family-oriented activities celebrating spring, including arts and crafts, inflatables, yard games and the Easter Bunny. We’ll have more than 20,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes, with individual Easter Egg Hunts throughout the day. Kids are limited to 15 eggs each, while supplies last. Bring your basket, and your camera, for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

    3-9 yrs.
    Sat., April 4
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Free (some activities have small fee)