Welcome to Friends of Phillips Farm
For over a decade, volunteers have helped build and maintain many parts of Virgil Phillips Farm County Park. Longtime friends of the farm have created a nonprofit to better organize these efforts and related fund-raising. This website showcases current and past activities and volunteer projects, coming events, and what's on the horizon for "friends" to do at Phillips Farm. Join us!
Fall Festival: Saturday, October 14th, from 11am - 2pm
Join us for the fall festival, where you can enjoy cider pressing, live music, nature activities, apple tasting, and more! Event is free, and all are welcome! Read more here.
Please car pool if you're able (and don't park on the highway).
Trail Use: All Open for Hiking, with One Multi-use Trail for Mountain Bikes
All park trails are open for hiking, with one trail also open for mountain biking.
- Signage by MAMBA indicates the beginner mountain bike trail, which starts near the gazebo closest to the highway. Other trails are not open to bikes.
- New kiosks will soon provide trail maps and more information.
Phillips Farm Nature Day Camp 2023: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30
Day campers at our Phillips Farm Nature Camp discovered all that nature has to offer as they hiked the trails, explored the pond, and learned about local wildlife. Songs, games, and outdoor adventures made this camp a summer highlight. Read more information here.
Park Vegetation Management Plan
One mission of Friends of Phillips Farm is "to restore and enhance habitat that is characteristic of the Palouse Bioregion." New in 2021, our vegetation management plan describes vegetation management challenges facing the park, states overarching and unit-specific objectives for management, and proposes treatments to achieve goals. Read more about our project here and access our vegetation management plan here.