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.

The Greenmead Historical Park Master Plan was approved by City Council at the Jan. 18, 2023, Regular Meeting. View it here.

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Alexander Blue House
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    2024 Youth Scholarship Application Available

    Livonia Parks and Recreation is now accepting youth scholarship applications for 2024 programs! Read on...
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    History Lecture Series Brings FREE Education to Adults at Greenmead

    Learn about a variety of topics with our FREE monthly History Lecture Series at Greenmead! Read on...
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Special events

Night of Lights 2023 Flyer Opens in new windowMasco presents night of lights

Night of Lights is back at Greenmead Historical Park 5-8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays Dec. 1-2, 8-10 and 15-17! Each night we have Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Friends Meeting House for visits and photos, take and make crafts for the kids at the Newburg School, musical performances, street hockey, cornhole, and more! We also welcome the Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall's Holiday Gift Shop to the Alexander Blue House for our second and third weekends.

Entrance to the event is through the south Newburgh Road entrance, with parking available in Parking Lot B and Special Events Parking Lot. There is a $10 suggested donation per vehicle for weekend activities with proceeds benefiting Greenmead. 

STORHolidays! Stories, Snacks and Crafts Flyer Opens in new windowIES, SNACKS, AND CRAFTS

Join us 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in Greenmead Historical Park's Newburg School on the kids' day off from school for a fun holiday-themed Stories, Snacks and Crafts! We will read three stories, do a few crafts, and end with a delicious snack. Advance registration is required for $10/child resident, $12/child non-resident. This program is best for children ages 4-10, and all children in attendance must register.

2024-1-30 to 5-6 2024 HLS Winter

Greenmead Historical Park’s History Lecture Series, takes place at the Alexander Blue House and is free to attend. No registration required.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
    Presented by Roger Rosentreter
    Did you know Michigan was admitted to the Union on Jan. 26, 1837? Our path to statehood was slowed by the a skirmish with Ohio known as the Toledo War. Come join us as we hear about the drama that led up to Michigan becoming the 26th state in the Union.
  • Monday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.

    Presented by Karren Yurgalite
    The Frances Harper Inn was the first rooming house for Black women in Detroit. The inn opened in 1915 and was operated by the Christian Industrial Club. Come learn more about the significance of this place in Detroit and its recent placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Monday, Mar. 25 at 2 p.m.

    Presented by Aaron Schillinger
    Many Detroiters fondly remember Boblo Island, yet few remember that the amusement park and its ferries were once segregated. Hear the story of Sarah Elizabeth Ray, who filed a criminal complaint that paved the way for Brown v. Board of Education.

    Thursday, Apr. 16 at 2 p.m. 

    Presented by Roger Luksik
    The Packard Proving Grounds are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places for a reason – world records were accomplished there. Vintage and current images, will be used to share the history of the proving grounds from opening day in June 1928 until its closing in 1956.  

    Monday, May. 6 at 6 p.m.

    Presented by Joseph Boggs
    In the 1910s, many Toledo-Detroit-Windsor corridor residents on wheels for the first time, just as a wave of prohibitionist sentiment swept the area. Dry laws soon took effect and rumrunners fully utilized the area’s robust automobile culture to exploit weaknesses in prohibition legislation and enforcement.