3825 W. Farm Road 146
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 837-5949

May 3rd - August 31st Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
September 1st - May 2nd Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Welcome to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park was first envisioned as part of the community's Vision 20/20 process, and has become a reality for Greene County and the Springfield metro area as a result of a 1/4-cent parks sales tax approved by voters in 2001.

The 207-acre farm park was created to provide educational, as well as various recreational resources for the community and will celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of the area. Amenities include a new animal barn, new visitor's center and gift shop, and milking barn. The grounds will consist of demonstration crops and gardens, 20-acre native prairie, pasture land, one-mile paved trail, farm-themed playground, and Wilson's Creek.

Special thanks to the Rutledge-Wilson families for their generous support of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

Park Highlights

  When you visit Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park,you can enjoy the following activities:
  • See who lives in the big red barn
  • Farm animal meet and greets
  • Shop in the gift shop.
  • Play on the farm-themed playground
  • Enjoy special events throughout the year
  • View demonstration gardens and crops
  • Fish in the fishing pond
  • Walk, run or bike the Wilson's Creek Trail
  (Fees apply to special events and education programs.)
Farm Fun Facts
• It takes approximately 280,000 seeds to plant our 10 acre corn maze. Of those seeds, about 90% will result in an actual cornstalk.  That means that our corn maze has about 252,000 stalks of corn!

• Dottie, our Holstein cow, eats about 30 pounds of food every day! (A combination of grass and grain.) This usually takes her about 6 ½ hours each day. She also drinks about 25 gallons of water each day!

• Today's American farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 25.8.

• One pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn. At the farm, we have 2 sheep that are sheared twice per year. Each sheep produces approximately 2 pounds of yarn each time they are sheared.


Rutledge-Wilson map
From I-44:

• West on I-44
• Exit on West Bypass- turn left off of exit
• Continue South on West Bypass until you reach Farm Road 146- turn right (Bradford Mini Storage on corner)
• RW Farm is approximately 1 mile down FR 146 on the right hand side

From Sunshine:
• West on Sunshine
• Right onto West Bypass
• Take first left- Farm Road 146
• RW Farm is approximately 1 mile down FR 146 on the right hand side