Youth will have access to the historic dairy goat farm, garden, grounds, and 5 miles of hiking trails.
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What does a ParKids! visit include?
Summer Play Series with the Vagabond School of the Drama present Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories on Thur and Sat from June 15th - August! Groups who reserve on play days have the option of enjoying the plays. Groups may picnic at the amphitheatre after plays, and then do ranger guided program and barn visit.
Ranger guided programs: Enjoy learning about bugs and butterflies, history and artifacts, poetry and prose, and of course goat life at the farm!
Barn Visit: Visit historic Connemara Farms and descendents of Mrs. Sandburgs champion dairy goat herd.
Discovery Hike: Use you senses as you hike around the lake, woods, and historic area to make your own discoveries!
Rootabaga Ranger Badge: Complete a Jr. Ranger worksheet and redeem it at the Sandburg Home for a Jr. Ranger Rootabaga Badge.
Bookstore and Video: This is optional for small groups after the ranger program or as part of rotations if desired.
Last updated: February 27, 2023