Heritage Park Petting Farm

12803 Pardee Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Phone:
(734) 374-5946

Public Hours:

Spring/Summer Hours: Wednesday- Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

School & Group Tours Available by Appointment: Tuesday - Friday
Hours changes seasonally, please call for more information


2014 PETTING FARM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming 2014 events include the following:

  • April 12: "Celebrate Spring" includes a free shuttle (to and from the parking lot in Heritage Park), sheep shearing, tractors, crafts and more
  • May 3-4: "Wild Weekends" includes an exotic animal show and free shuttle service
  • May 11: "Mother's Day" includes free admission for moms
  • June 15: "Father's Day" includes free admission for dads
  • July 14-15: "Farm Camp" (call for more information)
  • October 11-12: "Wild Weekends" including free shuttle
  • October 25-26: "Boo Barn" with spooky surprises!
  • December 13-14: "Reindeer Days" including real reindeer, Santa, free shuttle and much more

Current rates are $3 for Taylor residents, $4 for non-residents. Children 1 and under are admitted free.

The Heritage Park Petting Farm offers a hands-on experience for the young or just young at heart in a unique park atmosphere. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to assist and make your visit a memorable one.

Children, wearing proper footwear (gym shoes or boots), can walk around the stalls of the goats, sheep and piglets.

The farm is open year round and each season brings interesting changes. The barn is heated to provide warmth for our guests and animals.

Welcome Center
The Welcome Center, located on the north east corner of Northline and Pardee roads in Taylor, is the main entrance to the farm. Inside the welcome center is the activity room which is used for birthday parties, special events field trips. Check the Events page for upcoming dates and times.

Nature Pond
Just beyond the welcome center, the pond is home to koi fish, frogs, turtles and aquatic plant life. Visitors can walk out onto the deck to get a closer look at turtles basking in the sun. Many waterfalls provide the perfect spot for wild ducks to swim and play.

Big Red Barn
The full size barn is home to goats, sheep, alpacas, ponies, cows, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, and piglets. Guests can view and interact with the animals under the guidance of our staff.

 

 
Renewable Energy
There is a working wind turbine and solar panels that provide 40% of the power that is used in the Visitor Center.  Children can feel the harmonics of the wind turbine when it is spinning.  There is a rain barrel that supplies water to the butterfly garden.  Children can learn about these components of farm life from educational kiosks that have been provided by the State of Michigan, Michigan Public Service Commission.

The Heritage Park Petting Farm was made possible with funding from:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Wayne County
City of Taylor

The Heritage Park Petting Farm is owned and operated by the City of Taylor:
Jeff Dobek, Executive Director Golf, Parks and Recreation
Golf, Parks and Recreation Department

Melanie Shihadeh, Petting Farm Manager

Hours change seasonally, please call for more information, (734) 374-5946.