How should I dress when I visit the Patch?
Please stay tuned to the weather prior to your visit and plan accordingly with comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Later in the fall, it is a good idea to be prepared with boots, coats, hats, gloves, layers of clothing, etc.
What is your field trip cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel your field trip due to the weather, please contact us as early as possible. We do ask, however, that you please take into consideration that the weather is ever-changing in October, a day that begins cool and rainy may turn into a beautiful fall day. We will make every effort to reschedule your visit; however, please be aware that space is limited.
Can I bring a picnic lunch to the Patch?
No, outside food IS NOT permitted in the Patch, there is a Concession on the premises.
What is included in the admission price?
The general admission price covers everything except the food and sales concessions and the mini-pumpkins for the pumpkin sling shot (3 for $1.00).
When it rains, does it get muddy at the Patch?
Most walking areas are grass, however, the maze walkway and portions of the slide area are dirt. Dirt + Water = MUD Dependent on how long and hard it has rained determines how muddy the conditions will be. So please plan ahead, watch the weather, and come dressed accordingly if it has rained.
Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, we do not allow pets. Exceptions will be made for assistance dogs. *** NOTE *** There is no shade for your pet to stay in your vehicle.
Can we leave and come back?
You may leave and return as often as you like in the same operating day. Please ensure your hand stamp is visible prior to departure for your re-entry. This includes going to your car for any reason.
Can my children come to the Patch by themselves?
No. All children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Does the Patch close when it rains?
Yes, we do sometimes. It depends on how hard and long it has rained. Safety is important to us, as well as your enjoyment while here. If you are traveling a long distance and there is a chance of rain, you might wish to reschedule for another day. Any cancellations will be posted on the home page and Facebook.
Can food and drink be brought into the Patch?
There are absolutely no alcoholic beverages permitted on the premises. Outside food IS NOT permitted in the Patch, there is a Concession available to purchase food.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept cash and credit cards (available at Admissions, Sales, and the Concession).
Can we have a picnic, family reunion, or birthday or graduation party at the Patch?
Absolutely! Please call us to reserve one of our fire site rentals. (814) 873-5201
What type of bathroom facilities do you have?
We have portable bathroom facilities and wash stations for your use.