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Norristown Farm Park
NOTICE: The Farm Park OFFICE will be closed beginning 7/25/2022 for renovations. There will not be access to the office or the bathrooms within the office. Estimated completion date will be Spring 2023.
Norristown Farm Park has a variety of buildings and open fields that represent a diverse history of farming, manufacturing and institutional associations. The buildings date from the mid-18th century through the early 20th century and at various times were part of mills, a tannery, farms and the Norristown State Hospital. The unique and breath-taking beauty of the woods and agricultural fields, combined with a stocked trout stream, the Norristown Farm Park has it all.
Where else can a visitor bicycle, walk, hike, run, jog, picnic, fish in a stocked trout stream, walk their dog, or view wildlife in their natural habitats? The Park has over eight miles of paved trails and there are several rustic nature trails available for the adventuresome. Norristown Farm Park is right where you can do all of these pleasurable pastimes and more!
The Farm Park is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is operated and maintained by Montgomery County. This unique relationship blends recreational opportunities and agricultural activities.
Hours: Open daily, 6 a.m. to sunset. The Farm Park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Driving Directions: The park's main entrance is located at W. Germantown Pike and Barley Sheaf Drive. Once you are on Barley Sheaf Drive continue to the right and follow the signs to get to the park office or pavilions.
Picnics: There are many areas throughout the park to have a picnic. There are two picnic pavilions that are available for use.
Photo Permits: Photography permit and fee is required for any commercial photography. Please complete this Photography Permit and return it along with the fee to the park office. Payment accepted is cash or check.
Pavilion Rentals: Groups, organizations and individuals wishing to reserve the pavilions for their function please visit the Rental Page.
Public Programs: Visit our Public Programs Page for upcoming events!
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New to fishing?
Want to try, but don't have the equipment? Let us help! Thanks to PA Fish and Boat Commission, Norristown Farm Park is a Fishing Gear Loaner Site. This means we have equipment that can be borrowed! We will supply you with a rod, tackle box, and information for a beginner. We also have fly fishing equipment available! To borrow equipment reach out to Rebecca to schedule a time for pick up. Gear may be used at other fishing locations, but must be returned to the Farm Park. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 years or older.
For larger events, a special use permit is required. Please contact the main office for details, to schedule and submit the application.
Public Input Sought for Green Lane Park Master Plan UpdateMontgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites has announced a series of public meetings and other interactive public feedback tools to inform the master plan update for Green Lane Park. The first meeting will be held on April 5, 2023.
Norristown Farm Park to Conduct Deer CullMontgomery County Park, Trails, and Historic Sites have announced it will conduct a deer cull at Norristown Farm Park. The cull will be held during the month of March in coordination with state and federal agencies.
Montgomery County Opens New Chester Valley Trail ExtensionThe Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to cut the ribbon on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail.