Friends of the Farmstead

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.


Join Friends of the Farmstead

Overland Park Resident Family Membership - $35.00

Non-Resident Family Membership - $50.00

Patron Membership - $100.00

Members enjoy free admission to the Farmstead for the entire family,  discounts on admission to Pumpkin Hollow and Night of the Living Farm, and other benefits.

Membership in Friends of the Farmstead is fully tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Purchase a membership for your family at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead during the season (April 1 - October 31) or at one of Overland Park's Community Centers:

Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St.

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave.

Membership dues provide funding for programs, capital improvements, and the  annual special events that make Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead even more special for guests.

There are volunteer opportunities for those who want to get the most out of their membership. Whether it's being on a team to enhance the Farmstead experience or helping produce one of the signature fundraising events, or serving on the Advisory Board, volunteers have fun while making the Farmstead such a wonderful part of our community.

Benefits of Membership

Membership in Friends of the Farmstead entitles 2 adults and all minor children residing at the same address to free admission to Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead for one year from the date the membership is activated. Each membership level includes additional benefits.

Additional Family Membership Benefits

  • $5-off admission per person to "Moon Shine on the Farm" (September - the annual grown-ups-only evening of fun, food and music at the Farmstead)
  • $1-off admission per person to "Pumpkin Hollow" (September)
  • $1-off admission per person to "Night of the Living Farm" (October)

Additional Patron Membership Benefits

  • All family membership benefits
  • Invitations to exclusive Patron events

Friends of the Farmstead Advisory Board

Chairperson: Patti Aspenleiter
Vice-Chairperson: Lisa Price
Secretary: Sue Boggs
Co-Treasurers: Brandi Degiorgio and Adam Collyer


Members at large: Christina Akilla, Jordan Buscher, Jeanne Clayton, Dean Dyer, Sue Hannah, Ashlea Noonan, Laura Ryan

If you have questions or would like more information, email us.

Projects Funded by Friends of the Farmstead

Generous donors, membership dues, and Friends fundraising events have funded the following capital improvements:

  • Alex & Emily's Ice Cream Parlor
  • Audio domes and Braille signage
  • Ben's Bank
  • Beverly's Butterfly Garden
  • Dairy Barn
  • Dominic's Water Feature
  • Education Pavilion
  • Grandpa Bob's Fishing Pond
  • Georgia's Chicken House
  • Helen's Country School House
  • John's Blacksmith Shop
  • Kanza Indian Encampment
  • Kiwanis Repose Garden
  • Megan's Windmill
  • Pat's Photography Parlor
  • Prairie Pavilion
  • Ray's Barber Shop
  • Rotary Prairie Playground
  • Vic's General Store