Schumacher Farm Park

Where Dane County's Rural Heritage Comes Alive.


Schumacher Farm Park is operated through a partnership with the Friends of Schumacher Farm Inc., the Marcella Schumacher Pendall Trust and Dane County Parks. This triad collaborates together to accomplish the Friends' mission and goals.

Friends' Board of Directors

The Friends are managed by a nine-member board elected for 3-year terms at the Friends' annual meeting in March. Current board members are:

Rosa Ropers, Board President
Carol Bleifield, Vice President
Dennis Petzke, Treasurer
Jim Ableidinger 
Steve Keip
Sally Leong
Rena Ripp
Sheryl Schroeder
Dale Otradovec

Marcella Schumacher Pendall Trust

The Marcella Schumacher Pendall Trust is overseen by eight trustees and provides financing for specific farm development activities that directly support the Friends' mission.

Dane County Parks

Dane County Parks owns the property and provides standard maintenance for the park grounds and some of the buildings, as well as support for land stewardship and ecological restoration activities, such as prescribed burning.