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.
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.
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