Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead entrance

The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is a family attraction in Overland Park, Kansas.[1] The facility shows farm animals, birds of prey, show gardens, butterfly gardens, a nature trail, a Kanza Native American display, and a full-scale country schoolhouse. The facility also provides playgrounds, a fishing pond, horse-drawn wagon rides, and pony rides.[2]

The facility began as a petting zoo in 1978 and was renamed in 1985 to honor Deanna Rose, an Overland Park police officer.[3] Rose was the first Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty.[4]

In 2014, the site began hosting an elaborate Christmas light display around the Christmas Holiday Season.[5]a


  1. ^ Hawley, Brenna (August 20, 2012). "Overland Park makes Money list of best places to live". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ Knight, Kristina (May 29, 2012). "Days & Nights at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead". KC Parent. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead". Kansas Travel. Retrieved 2013. 
  4. ^ "KC Officer Dies, Heart Donated". Lawrence Journal-World. January 27, 1985. Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ Light, Kristina. "Kansas City's Best Christmas Lights". KC Parent. Retrieved 2016. 

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Coordinates: 38°52?40?N 94°42?12?W / 38.87778°N 94.70333°W / 38.87778; -94.70333

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