PROJECT PARTNERS

Town of Davie     

Project Stable Foundation                   

Broward County Farm Bureau                       

Friends of the Farm Park

                         
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN Falkanger, Snyder, Martineau, and Yates Architects
PROJECT IMPACT   

Park Size: 84 Acres  Projected Opening: Fall 2017
                         Estimated Cost: $24 million Visitation & Outreach:  45,000 annually 
PARK ELEMENTS

Educational Farming Area with Crops, Fruit Trees, and Recreational Trail Barn / Educational Center Area with Livestock Pastureland for Livestock Equestrian programs with an emphasis on Special-Needs and at-risk children Equestrian Area and Trail Connection Playground with Farm Themed Equipment Picnic / Outdoor Classrooms Pavilions Farm and Wildlife Observation Outlook Farming Land Butterfly Garden Educational Signage Native Landscaping Retention Pond
PROJECT GOALS               

To provide a working urban mini-farm where crops are grown and animals raised, where children and adults learn in a hands-on environment about agriculture production from seedling to market and about the area’s agricultural history.

To increase the public’s understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in our everyday survival, while making learning fun and preserving open space.

To make a difference in the community by educating our youth about the environment, nutrition, and healthy living.


ABOUT THE PARK              

The Town of Davie has acquired 84 acres of undeveloped land in western Davie for preservation as a public park devoted to agricultural education and open space.  The Leroy Collins Farm Park will be unlike any other park in South Florida, and will provide an unparalleled opportunity for youth and community programs, and experiential learning about agriculture.  The project site lies along a Davie Scenic Corridor, a Broward County designated Greenway, and along the Davie Trail Network – designated by the State as an official Florida Greenway in 1995.  These greenways and trails provide a functioning wildlife corridor, while also linking the project site to more than 150 miles of existing trails and many other parks, community facilities, and schools. The Farm Park will serve as a trailside facility to enhance these greenways and trails.