Deerfield Township Service Department - Parks & Recreation
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Fairy and Gnome Home Trails

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Fairy castle along wooded trail edge
Take a magical walk along the trail at your local park and see how many fairy and gnome homes you can spot!

View the Fairy/Gnome Trails
  • Please note that the fairy/gnome trails are dependent upon community participation for the creation and placement of homes.
  • Visit your local park and look for signs along the trail to indicate the start and end of the the Fairy/Gnome Trail.
  • A great way to add variety to your outdoor walk - stroll along and see how many you can spot!
  • Each designated park location features a different theme. Please see below for more details.
  • Say thank you to those who created the fairy/gnome homes by taking a photo of you enjoying the trail and tag #ChooseDeerfield on social media!

Make a Fairy/Gnome Home for the Trails
  • We encourage the community to get in touch with nature and make fairy/gnome homes to be included in the trails!
  • Fairy/Gnome homes may be made in the comfort of your own home - just set out your home on July 7th along the designated trail to be included! Please see below for important details.
  • Important Dates
  • July 7th: Place your home along the designated trail.
  • July 8th - 13th: View homes along the trails.
  • July 14th/15th: Help clean up by removing your fairy/gnome home from the trail.
  • Guidelines for creating fairy/gnome homes.
  • Homes must be family friendly. (No sales, political, vulgar, or offensive content allowed.)
  • Project size should be no more than a 12"x12" floor space and follow the theme of the park.
  • Ensure that materials are appropriate for outdoor weather, such as rain.
  • Home creators are encouraged to use natural materials and recyclables.
  • Avoid using food products that may attract wildlife.
  • Need some inspiration? Join us before the June 24th Movie in the Park for a free Fairy/Gnome Home Building event. Please click here for more details.

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