Photos courtesy of Robert Pence. See more photos at: http://www.robertpence.com/.
Salomon Farm Park was launched in 1996 through the generous donation of land by Chris Salomon. Mr. Salomon (now deceased), his daughter Lynn, and Salomon's late wife Maxine had discussed and conceived, perhaps twenty years earlier, the potential of their beautiful landmark farm becoming a historic working farm and park for others to experience. With the assistance and grateful acceptance of the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Department, the Salomon family wishes have come true. Construction on the Learning Center began in 2000 and was completed in 2001. Salomon Farm Camp was introduced in the summer of 2002 and sold out in its first year.
|Photos courtesy of: Terry Winicker|
The period selected for the operating theme for Salomon Park is the 1930s. This era is a very significant watershed in farm life, as the 1930s represent a lengthy era of similar aspects of agriculture and domestic life. It also is somewhat unique to the "museum" genre as an era with great personal interest to older Americans as well as great opportunities for appeal, education, entertainment, and recreation for younger visitors.
Salomon Farm Park offers many exciting programs and classes for adults and children related to nature.
The Farm is the perfect location for hiking, cross-country skiing (in the winter), bird watching and much more. Organized programs are also offered throughout the year. Please park in the Learning Center parking lot and avoid disturbing the Salomon family in the farmhouse. Pets are welcome in the park, however they must be kept on a leash at all times and must avoid livestock areas. Questions? Call 427-6008.
817 W. Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Salomon Farm is located on the northern edge of Fort Wayne. From I-69, take the Dupont Road exit (#116) and head west on Dupont Road for 2.7 miles. Salomon Farm Park is on the left (south) side of the road. If you are coming from SR 3, turn east onto Dupont Road. The park is on the right (south) side of the road approximately 1/2 mile from the SR 3 & Dupont Road intersection. Click here for a Park Map.
Check out the Current Fun Times for all sorts of "down on the farm" events including: Outdoor Oriented classes (like Flower Pounding & Tai Chi on the Farm), Spring Market on the Farm, "Down on the Farm" Americana Celebration Concert, Field Trips, The Hammer Heads, Volunteer Orientation, Handmade Homemade Sale and many more classes and activities.
|Summer Fun Times||MD and ME Walk & Learn|
Brochures & Handbooks
Salomon Farm Brochure-a basic brochure all about Salomon Farm
Farm Program Planner-a great brochure for groups wanting to plan a field trip to Salomon
Salomon Farmers' Market Vendor Handbook-check this handbook out if you are interested in being a future vendor
Be sure to visit our Salomon Farmers' Market Facebook page! We are offering a Spring Market at the Farm on Mondays from 4-7 pm, April 22-June 10th. Like the Farmers' Market Facebook page and you will be updated on the Spring Market and the Farmer's Market.