The 107-acre historic Swaner Farm, acquired in 2003, is a treasured community landmark located along the gateway to Park City on Highway 224. The farm was first purchased in 1884 by the Kimball family who operated a stagecoach service between Park City and Salt Lake City.
The stone house was built circa 1900. The property changed hands several times before being acquired by the Fletcher family in 1906. Fletcher Farms operated for more than 35 years. Robert Fletcher built the white barn in 1933. The farm became the property of the Wallin family in 1948, who continued its operation until its sale to Swaner Nature Preserve in 2003.
The Swaner Farm and EcoCenter are linked by the perimeter boardwalk that runs along the eastern side of Highway 224 until it joins the paved bike trail in Newpark Town Center. The iconic white barn will eventually be restored to host myriad community events.