Heritage Park Petting Farm

The Heritage Park Petting Farm is located at 12803 Pardee Road, Taylor, MI, 48180 

Phone: (734) 374-5946

Public Hours: Spring/Summer 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays

School & Group Tours by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays

Hours change seasonally, so please call ahead

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.


The Heritage Park Petting Farm is now registering for its summer farm camps. Spots are available in the July 22-26 and August 3-7 camps. 

The camps are aimed at children ages 8 through 11. The cost is $120. The camps run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

Children who participate in the camps will get "up close and person" with the animals plus attend many nature-inspired trips. "Farmers" will be going to the Calder Dairy, Oakwood Nature Center, Mayberry State Park Riding Stables and much more. 

All trips and transportation are included in the fee.

Spaces are limited, so come in and register at the Petting Farm during regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The farm is located on the corner of Pardee and Northline.

For more information, call (734) 374-5946.


APRIL 18: "Celebrate Spring" event includes sheep shearing, tractors, crafts and more. Free shuttle from the Heritage Park parking lot in front of the Sheridan Center.

MAY 16 & 17: "Wild Weekends: Exotic Animal Show" (also includes free shuttle service).

JUNE 22-26: Farm Camp for third through sixth graders.

JULY 13-17: Farm Camp for third through sixth graders.

JULY 25: "Christmas in July" include real reindeer, Santa Claus and much more.

AUGUST 3-7: Farm Camp for third through sixth graders.

OCTOBER 3 & 4: "Wild Weekends" include free shuttle service.

OCTOBER 24 & 25: "The Boo Barn" for Halloween with spooky surprises.

DECEMBER 12 & 13: "Reindeer Days" include real reindeer, Santa Claus and much more. Free shuttle service.

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.