History of the Park

In 1991, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce established a committee to assist in establishing The Florida Horse Park in Marion County. The committee unanimously chose the Greenway site and worked through the Chamber and the Florida State Agriculture Committee to establish the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority and secure a lease for the Greenway site.  In 1997, 500 acres within the Cross Florida Greenway was established as the Horse Park.

Today the park is host to a variety of agricultural, equine, and community events.