The Turner Farm grounds are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. The picnic shelter and playground are open, and the shelter can be reserved through the picnic office. Equestrian facilities are open and have some permitted events this fall. The observatory park is currently closed to the public, and the park is not currently booking private programs at the observatory due to COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to bring that opportunity back as soon as we are able.
The Park Authority and the Analemma Society are offering webinars and virtual programs via Parktakes for some of the classes usually held at the site. Visit the Analemma Society website for a schedule of events.
There are no entrance fees at the park. There is no staff at the park.
This former dairy farm is open for general riding. It has almost 40 acres of open fields enclosed by perimeter fencing. Features include a novice-level, cross-country course with water, ditch and bank complexes, a round pen, a large (200’ x 300’) multi-purpose outdoor arena with all-weather footing, stadium jumps and dressage markers.
Turner Farm has a playground for small children at the end of the paved parking lot. There is a picnic pavilion/shelter available to rent. The Great Falls Lions Club sponsored the playground through a generous donation. Planned community facilities include jogging/walking trails, a bird habitat and observation areas.
The observatory has an Orientation Room used for educational programs. An Observation Room includes three telescopes with room for a fourth as private funding becomes available. The observatory features a retractable roof that rolls over the top of a fixed roof that covers the Orientation Room.