Governor Leroy Collins Farm Park (Davie Farm Park)
The Governor Leroy Collins Farm Park is located on the western edge of the Town of Davie, bordering I-75 on the west, Shotgun Road on the east, and SW 36th Street (South Post Road) on the South. This 80-acre parcel was purchased in 2008 with a combination of funds from Davie District 4 open space bonds ($3.38 Million), Broward County ($3.5 Million) and the Florida Communities Trust Grant ($6.2 Million) as well as a contribution from the Farm Bureau ($20,000). The property was purchased with a commitment to construct and operate a farm to preserve the rural lifestyle of the Town of Davie. Amenities will include an educational center, riding arena, stables, farmers market and playground. Additional grant funding has been received from the Broward County Arts and Cultural Division and private donations. Other sponsorship and naming rights opportunities remain available. The Friends of the Davie Farm Park, a 501 (c)(3), comprised of community professionals with unique knowledge of livestock, agriculture, and general farming is an advisory committee to the Town Council. A conceptual plan has been developed and the Town has engaged the services of the architectural firm M.C. Harry Associates to complete the design and construction documents.
The theme for the Farm Park is Making a Difference. This is more than just a slogan; it is the purpose of the entire project. As agriculture plays an important and far reaching role in all aspects of our lives, the Farm Park will have the opportunity to make an impact on everyone in our community regardless of demographic and socioeconomic status.
“Making a Difference” in educating our youth:
- Volunteer opportunities
- Farm tours
- Nutrition programs
- Field Trips
- Summer Camp
- After School Programs
“Making a Difference” in the Environment:
- Fuel cell technology
- Organic Farming
- Educational programs
“Making a Difference” in our community:
- Community Gardens
- Community events
- Adult volunteer opportunities
“Making a Difference” for Special Need children and families:
- The park will provide equestrian programs for the special needs population. One in 50 children now has developmental disabilities. The park programs will address this need and create a sustainable program for at risk youth.
Updated February 10, 2020.