Once the working farm that fed patients and employees of the former Traverse City State Hospital, this 56-acre corner of the Grand Traverse Commons is being redeveloped into a one-of-a-kind regional hub for public recreation, community events, agriculture, horticulture, and environmental design. Historic Barns Park is well known for its namesakes, two large and beautiful barns that were rescued from the wrecking ball to be rehabilitated by the community. In addition to trails, community vegetable gardens, rolling meadows and forest, the park includes programming by two nonprofit partners. SEEDS provides agricultural and environmental education, and the park serves as the home of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, which will eventually cover nearly half the park and add to the natural beauty of this unique community gem. Visitors are likely to see all of these projects in motion throughout the warmer months.
Historic Barns Park is located just outside of Downtown Traverse City, allowing you and your guests the opportunity to enjoy all the great amenities Traverse City has to offer. With accommodations, shopping, dining and more within minutes of the venue, it is easy to plan your visit to include all kinds of memorable experiences while in town for your event.
Historic Barns Park is also conveniently located beside the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Transformed from the old Traverse City State Hospital, this area is home to several shops, restaurants, hiking trails, and scenic landscapes. To learn more about the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, click here.