Friends of the Farmstead

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221




About Friends of the Farmstead

A community of passionate people on a mission to enhance and enrich the Farmstead for today and for future generations.

Friends of the Farmstead (FOF) is a membership group operating as part of The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas. Designed to support the Farmstead, the Friends group provides annual membership opportunities, maintains a donor program, provides special events throughout the season, and supports educational and volunteer programs. If you have questions or would like more information, email us.



Become a Member

Join Friends of the Farmstead today to enjoy free daily admission for one year, discounted event tickets and more! Memberships start at just $25 and are available for purchase online, or in person at the Farmstead.

You will receive a QR code that will serve as your digital membership card. Please present this code at the entrance each time you visit for admission.



Giving a Gift Membership to a loved one?

Click the image above to download an optional Printable Gift Certificate


Become a Sponsor

Attention businesses! A season-long sponsorship of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a great way to promote your brand to Farmstead visitors, as well as give back to the community. Don’t miss the opportunity to be recognized at our signature events, your logo on our website, dairy barn monitors, and event banners as well as many more benefits. Various sponsorship levels are available. Learn more and join our mission now:



Thank you 2024 Sponsors!


FOF Advisory Board

Chair: Laura Ryan

Vice Chair: Heather Krejci

Treasurer: Scott Nelson

Members at Large: Korinne Armour, Candice Baker, Lela Broussard, Diane Chenoweth, Stacey Cowan, Mark Coyne, Indianna Cutrell, David Greenwald, Megan Harding, Nathan Hladky, Jill Kaiser, Orrin Lovewell, Matthew Sparks, Mike Steinbrecher, Ali Thomas, Renata Thornton


Projects Funded by FOF

Generous donations, memberships, and community events have funded the following capital improvements:

2024: Draft Horse Depot

2023: Lucky Strike Mining Shack

2021:  Mackenzie’s Island

2018:  Ben Craig Administration Building; Friends Plaza; Machine Shop

2014:  Pat’s Photography Parlor; John’s Blacksmith Shop; Ray’s Barber Shop

2012:  Alex & Emily’s Ice Cream Parlor; Vic’s General Store; Gayle’s Exploration Outpost

2011:  Brian’s Turkey Coop

2010:  Ben’s Bank

2007:  Dairy Barn and Moo-vie Theater

2006:  Bottle-Feeding Pygmy Goats

2005:  Prairie Pavilion; Beverly’s Butterfly Garden; Kiwanis Repose Garden

2004:  OP Rotary Prairie Playground; Dominic’s Water Feature; Georgia’s Chicken Coop

2003:  Kanza Indian Encampment

2002:  Helen’s Country Schoolhouse

2001:  Grandpa Bob’s Fishing Dock

The Farmstead is a jewel of Overland Park due to the dedication and partnership of the Farmstead Staff, City of Overland Park, Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park and our donors and sponsors! We thank you all!