Greenmead Historical Park

Greenmead Historical Park is a nearly 200-year-old, 95-acre historical park purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976 and operated by the City of Livonia’s Parks and Recreation Department. The park includes the historical Greenmead Farm and its outbuildings, a 13-building historical village, Greenmead Community Garden, Virginia B. Matley Nature Trail, and soccer fields. Special events are hosted on the grounds of the historical village, including weddings.

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Greenmead 365 is a public master planning effort to develop a 20-year plan that will lay out the future of Greenmead Historical Park. This unique and important treasure trove of history needs to be able to better serve the residents of Livonia and Metropolitan Detroit. To do so, we need you to tell us what you’d want at Greenmead. Greenmead 365 is a public engagement effort to do just that.

What would you like to see at Greenmead 365 days a year? What would make you and your family want to come to Greenmead Historical Park daily, weekly, monthly, annually? To be able to make Greenmead more interesting and engaging for you, we need to know what you want from it. Visit to get involved and let us know what you'd like Greenmead's future to look like.

Alexander Blue House

Special events

2022-1-29_Parlor Games_v4 Opens in new windowDRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY PARLOR GAMES

It's time to party like it's 1899! Join us at Greenmead Historical Park from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, for a brief lesson on how parlor games became a favorite pastime by the middle- and upper-class of the 1800s before spending time playing the games yourself, enjoying delicious treats, hot chocolate and coffee. Advanced registration required.

2022-2-12_ValentinesDayTeaFlyer Opens in new windowVALENTINE'S DAY TEA (sold out)

Kick off this romantic weekend from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House with our Valentine's Day Tea event. Register with a friend and enjoy an afternoon of delicious sandwiches, scones, tea and desserts while listening to some entertainment. Our tea events sell out quickly, so make sure to register Jan. 7.

This event is now sold out.

2022-2-24 Dance to the Music Opens in new windowDANCE TO THE MUSIC

Put on your dancing shoes and join us 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Alexander Blue House as we celebrate and learn about African American Michiganders' contributions to the sounds and movements of America. This evening will include song, dance, and history, and will be a fun night out for all ages. Advanced registration is required

2022-3-12_Rosie Opens in new windowROSIE DAY

Learn about the Michigan women who built the Arsenal of Democracy from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House. This Women's History Month event will discuss the work done by the Rosies of Michigan, while participants will also color their own plane glider and enjoy snacks that were popular in the 1940s. This event is for children ages 6-12. Advanced registration required (begins Feb. 1).

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Take an up-close look at Michigan's most interesting reptiles and amphibians (collectively known as herps) from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Greenmead Historical Park.

This event will get hands on with activities and discussions about habitats, populations, diets and survival skills. Students will also get to meet some reptiles and amphibians. Pre-register here starting Feb. 22.