We are excited to announce a fun new park coming to Powell! The Angora Frog Farm will be a one-of-a-kind story themed park where you’ll laugh, learn and play.
Arvin and Sabra Brown donated the 12-acres of land that the park will be located on to Legacy Parks in 2019. The park design for the whimsical, story-themed Angora Frog Farm is inspired by the Brown family’s family folk tales about hairy frogs that live only in this one special place in Powell, TN.
Partnering with local illustrator and author, Daniel Wiseman, the Angora Frog Farm story was written with play features selected to accompany the story. Wiseman has illustrated over 20 published children’s books and his first two authored books will be released in 2023.
Created for little children with big imaginations, the story will guide you on many adventures that Arvin the Angora Frog experiences while he’s visiting the one and only Angora Frog Farm. The park will feature play structures that integrate into the story. Visitors will be prompted by storyboards to participate in an activity with Arvin the Frog as he makes his way through the park.
Fundraising kicked off in a big way with a $20,000 check presentation from the American Rental Association of America and Toro to fund the park’s walking trail. FirstBank provided a matching grant of $20,000 to celebrate the opening of their new Powell branch later this year. FirstBank’s contribution will fund the storybook panels that will be featured throughout the park.
Following the check presentation, volunteers from area equipment and event rental businesses volunteered their time, equipment, and expertise to create the walking path and beautify the grounds.