Friends of the Farmstead

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221




About Us

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.




Thanks to our Sponsors

Friends of the Farmstead Advisory Board

Chair: Laura Ryan

Vice Chair: Heather Krejci

Treasurer: Scott Nelson

Members at Large: Lela Broussard, Diane Chenoweth, Stacey Cowan, Mark Coyne, David Greenwald, Megan Harding, Orrin Lovewell, Mike Steinbrecher

Projects Funded by Friends of the Farmstead

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

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!

Get Involved


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.  

Being a 2023 Season Sponsor has many benefits including the opportunity to be recognized at all of Friends of the Farmstead’s signature events, your logo on our website, dairy barn monitors, and event banners as well as many more benefits. Various sponsorship levels are available. 



Volunteering at The Farmstead offers a great opportunity to learn about Kansas historical farm life, meet new people, and inspire visitors to learn about farm animals. We offer a range of positions to match your interests and availability. Whether you have several hours a week or just a few hours a month, your special talents can make an enormous difference in our community.