Greenmead Historical Park

GREENMEAD Finishes Second in KNOPE AWARD Voting

Greenmead Historical Park outlasted 58 different parks and finished as runner-up for the national Knope Award! This award recognizes the Best Historical and Cultural Places in Local Government through Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). Thanks to all who voted as part of our #VoteGreenmead campaign over the past month! We were the only Michigan location to advance from a pool of 60 parks into the 32-park playoff bracket and daily Internet votes led us to the championship finale against Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.

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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.

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Special events

2022-7-9 The BIG Picnic FlyerTHE BIG PICNIC

Bring the family over to Greenmead Historical Park 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, for The BIG Picnic. We'll have live music, tours, fitness classes, story times, archery, lawn games and face painting available, just bring your own picnic food and a blanket to enjoy in between events! There is no cost to attend or pre-registration required.

Presented by the Friends for the Development of Greenmead and sponsored by Ram Construction.


Come get hands on with tons of vehicles from local and State agencies Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (quiet hour from 8:30-10:30 a.m.) at Greenmead Historical Park. This FREE hands-on family event provides a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation and delivery all in one place.

There is a $1 parking donation to support local organizations. The quiet hour is for children sensitive to loud noises. Hosted by the Churchill Rotary Interact Club and Rotary Club of Livonia AM.


The Fall Flea Market is coming to Greenmead Historical Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Bring your wagon or cart to shop from 170 vendors offering a wide variety of items for sale. No dogs permitted at the event. $3 adult admission paid at the gate; free for ages 11 and younger.

Stay tuned for vendor registration information later this summer.