Support Lockwood Park
Lockwood Park is a very special place that has provided families from all different communities with all different backgrounds the chance to spend quality time together thanks to the variety of free or low-fee experiences offered. This park holds special memories for many. It's the place where area youth learn about the importance of agriculture and where their food comes from. It's the place where many have overcome insecurities by learning to ride a horse. It's where you can get close enough to touch and feed a farm animal for the first time. Even more, Lockwood Park builds leaders, helps others overcome addiction, and promotes healthy, positive interactions between people and animals.
Operating an urban farm with animals can be very expensive. Our animals get the very best care and we have many volunteers and donors who help to offset this cost. We can always use more help. To get an idea of the types of ongoing expenses we incur, click on this link.
Donations to Lockwood Park are critical to ensuring the ongoing success of this urban, working farm. From animal care to educational camps and programs to help develop our next generation of leaders, we value every dollar. This is more than just a park!
Availability: May - August
H.A.L.T.E.R.S. (Helping At Lockwood Through Education, Responsibility, Safety) If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can gain some skills in the work world and make new friends at the same time, Lockwood Park wants you! You can work with the animals, help with various farm and ranch chores, and gain other valuable work skills while having an enjoyable time at Lockwood Park. This is a program that will last a lifetime with the knowledge and skills you will receive from our trained staff. Leadership training and team-building are all a part of this tremendous summer program! Adults are also welcome to join the H.A.L.T.E.R.S. training program. All volunteers must participate in the certification program. Certain programs are offered to our older volunteers to enhance their educational experience, but may not be appropriate for our younger volunteers.
Friends of Lockwood
The Friends of Lockwood group was established in 2003. They are a group of local citizens who volunteer a lot of time to help Lockwood Park come to life!
The Friends of Lockwood also volunteer their time driving tractors, hay baling, and making our special events very unique and fun!
The Friends of Lockwood meet monthly and are always looking for more volunteers. For more information click the link below or call 815.987.8809.