Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Holz Farm is a historic farm park in Eagan. Visitors can experience what life was like on the farm between the Great Depression of the 1930s through the 1940s World War II era, finding educational resources, cultural experiences and historical information. Programs and events throughout the year expand on this experience.
7 Fun Things for Families at Holz Farm Park
Besides visiting the historic farm portion of the park, families can find these fun activities:
- Take a self-guided tour with the park's walking tour booklet.
- Toss a ball around on the park's ball field.
- Run off some energy on the playground. Parents can sit and watch from the art bench if they prefer.
- Take advantage of the canoe launch for a chance to get out on the lake.
- Go fishing - This lake is home to Bluegill, Bullhead, Crappie, Largemouth Bass
- Take a family stroll on the walking path.
- Stop by on Wednesday mornings in the summer for a puppet show.
History of Holz Farm
It was originally settled by the Holz family in 1870s and, impressively, stayed in the Holz family until 1993. The property remained in the family until 1993 with the passing of Otto and Ella Holz. Through a grassroots campaign by neighbors, the park was created. Find information on all of Eagan's historical markers here.
Annual Events at Holz Farm Park
The farm offers annual festivals that families may enjoy: These include Spring and Fall Festivals and an Old Fashioned Holiday event. Expect down-on-the farm fun with a little bit of history mixed in! Find the current year line up on Eagan's website.
Video of Holz Farm Park
The video below, created for Lone Oak Days, gives a good overview of Holz Farm Park.