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Holt Farmstead Park

(Last Updated On: February 20, 2016)
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Holt Farmstead Park

We accidentally found a new historical adventure in South Jordan today. We were driving to the Jordan River Temple and noticed a brown sign which always stands for recreation. The sign said Holt Farmstead Park.

 

We drove down to the park and were pleasantly surprised. Holt Farmstead (we’ve never heard of a “farmstead either!) is a farm that includes several buildings and a home that was built around the turn of the century. There are interpretive signs and really nice restrooms, as well as a pavilion and a large grassy area.

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The area looks very picturesque. We did see a family taking family pictures while we were there.

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The outhouse…he’s thrilled to be in this picture.

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These signs are all over the park.

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The old granary building.

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We loved exploring this historic place.

You can open most of the buildings and look inside. There is a granary, a wood shed, a sheep shelter with mangers, and an old outhouse. The home still stands amid fruit and horse chestnut trees, but you currently can’t go inside. (It did look like some construction was going on.) The signs give information on the buildings and the property as well as telling the story of the Holt family.

There were tons of plums on the fruit trees.

There were tons of plums on the fruit trees.

West of the home, there is a large field as well as a water wheel and a pavilion. Our boys loved spinning the water wheel and we walked over to check out the pavilion which has a fire pit and lots of tables. The Jordan River is at the far edge of the property, but there is a fence to keep little ones safe. There are information signs over in this section of the park, too.

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We couldn’t get him to stop spinning the water wheel.

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This open field is part of the park and the path leads to the pavilion.

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The Jordan River runs along the west edge of the property, but a fence will keep your kids out.

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The pavilion has a fire pit. There is also a fire pit near the house.

There is no play equipment at this park, but it would be a great place for a picnic and short history lesson– particularly on Pioneer Day.

 

If your kids like history (or if you’d like them to like history) try the Holt Farmstead. It is located on Holt Farm Lane in South Jordan. Take 10400 S exit off I-15 and head west. Turn north onto 1300 W and take first right onto Holt Farm Lane. The park is the first thing you’ll see as you enter the subdivision.

The Holt Farmstead sits right in a neighborhood. There is a small parking lot to the south of the park, as well as parking on the street.

The Holt Farmstead sits right in a neighborhood. There is a small parking lot to the south of the park, as well as parking on the street.

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  • We almost bought a house right across the street, just south of that farm. Fun place and right by the temple.