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This unique park is fun for the whole family! Features include a children's animal farm, horse arena with trailer parking, covered picnic shelters with electricity and running water, and multi-use trails that connect to the Puget Power/City of Redmond Trail. This park also offers a fun and challenging orienteering course, tire swings, and an engaging nature trail.
Farrel-McWhirter Park is home to a variety of farm animals, ponies, an orienteering course, and nature trails. The Barnyard is open 365 days per year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some early closures possible for holidays.
|Park Overview and Amenities|
Parking Info: There is ample free parking at Farrel-McWhirter. North parking lot has limited small truck/trailer parking, entrance is on 196th Ave NE. South (main) parking lot accommodates limited disabled parking, and car parking; entrance is off NE Redmond Rd.
To view and download a PDF of the Farrel-McWhirter Orienteering Guide and Map, click here.
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To view Trail Etiquette for Shared-Use Trails, click here.
The Farrel-McWhirter Park Barnyard is free and open to the public. While it is not a petting zoo, visitors can get great views of animals throughout the area. While the park is open from dawn to dusk, the barnyard amenity is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Always supervise children
- Do not feed the animals - they are on special diets
- Keep hands outside the pens; no climbing on pens or fencing
- Use quiet voices and quiet bodies
- Stand to the side of the animals when you encounter farm animals and horses
- Limit group size in the barnyard to 10 people or fewer
- No pets are allowed in the barnyard area
Is your family interested in a 9-month, nature-based preschool program for your child? Will your child be at least 3.5 years of age and fully potty-trained by the beginning of the school year?
If yes, then Nature Vision Preschool at Farrel-McWhirter Park may be the perfect fit for you!