Hovander Homestead Park

Picnic Shelter reservations at Hovander Park are open!

Hovander House tours and Tennant Lake Intrepretive Center reservations are closed

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Pioneers and Picnics

Hovander Homestead Park preserves the rich history of pioneer farming and offers recreational opportunities for all ages in every season. The park encompasses nearly 350 acres, including over a mile of river frontage.

Accessible sidewalks provide access to the historic Hovander House, playground, restrooms, Group Picnic Shelter, and the Hovander River Trail.

*The boat ramp areas at the north end of the park off Baker Street (near the dog run) and at the west edge of the park on Nielsen Road are operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and require a Washington State Discover Pass for use.

The central parking lot and Tennant Lake parking lot are free.

  1. Barn/Farmyard Animals
  2. Picnic Area/Shelter Rentals
  3. Historic Tours
  4. Master Gardeners
  5. Tennant Lake
  6. Fragrance Garden
  7. Playground
  8. Trails
  9. Fees

Hovander Tab Barn & Animals

From May through October Hovander hosts a variety of farm animals that become part of the authentic sights, sounds and smells of a farm. There is a milking parlor display adorned with some of the antique tools and equipment used at the time the Hovanders worked the farm.