Heritage Park Petting Farm

General Information:

The Heritage Park Petting Farm is located at 12803 Pardee Road, on the corner of Pardee and Northline roads. Interested parties can contact the farm by calling (734) 374-5946. Public Hours are (Winter schedule) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. School and group tours can be made by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays. Hours change seasonally, so please call ahead Special events cost $5. Regular rates are $3 for Taylor residents, $4 for non-residents. Children 1 and under are admitted free.

Get the Heritage Park Petting Farm Family Fun Pass! The pass gives your family unlimited admission to the Petting Farm for one full year; $20 off farm camp participation; and free admission to all special events. Prices are $50 for Taylor families and $60 for non-resident families. Pass covers five people; additional members are $15 each. Call (734) 374-5946.

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.

2016 Special Event School:

January 31: "Lunch with Elsa & Friends." SOLD OUT

April 16: "Celebrate Spring Sheep Shearing." Tractors, crafts and more. Free shuttle from Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion Parking Lot (Pardee Road).

May 21-22: "Wild Weekends Exotic Animal Show." Free shuttle from Sheridan lot.

July: "Farm Camp" for third- through six-graders.

July 23: "Christmas in July." Real reindeer, Santa and more.

August: "Farm Camp" for third- through sixth-graders.

October 1-2: "Wild Weekends." Free shuttle from Sheridan lot.

October 22-23: "Boo Barn" with spooky surprises.

December 10-11: "Reindeer Days." Real reindeer, Santa and more. Free shuttle from Sheridan lot.

Special events are CASH ONLY $5 per person (1 and under free)

Special events all run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Call ahead for current regularly scheduled hours throughout the year at (734) 374-5946

More about the Petting Farm:

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.


What are the hours of the Petting Farm? 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays during the spring and summer (April-November). From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in fall and winter (November-April). Special event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What are admission rates? Daily rate is $4 per person (1 and under free). Taylor residents are $3 (must show ID). Cash only accepted.

Do you do farm tours? Yes. Late winter/spring trips last one hour and are $4 per student (and/or adult). Two teachers admitted free. Taylor School District groups qualify for free busing. Tours offered at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Wednesday-Friday only. Maximum group size is 30. Call (734) 374-5946 to book a time and date.

Do you do birthday parties at the farm? Yes, Party times are available on weekends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., and weekdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. A $75 cash deposit is required.

Three party sizes are available:

  • Farm Pizza Party (15 or more): Unlimited Mancino's Pizza and pop; all tablecloths, utensils, etc.; hostess; two hours of classroom use; guided interactive barn tour; farm T-Shirt for the birthday child. Price: $10 per person.
  • Big Barn Blast (35-60): Pop; two hours of classroom use; farm tour; guided interactive barn tour; farm T-Shirt for birthday child. Price: $295.
  • Room Rental (up to 60): Use of classroom for two hours and T-Shirt for birthday child. Price: $150 plus $3 per barn visitor.

Does the farm accept unwanted animals? No, it does not.

Can we bring our animals to the farm? No, animals cannot be brought into the farm.

Does the Petting Farm offer pony rides? Only on some special event days (call ahead). The Petting Farm does not offer them on a daily basis.

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.