Greenmead Historical Park

GREENMEAD Historical Park Master Plan Draft Up For Public Review

After spending much of the past year listening to our patrons, a draft of the Greenmead Historical Park Master Plan is ready for review. Check it out to see what direction patrons would like the park to head in the future.

Greenmead Historical Park Master Plan Draft: 

Master Plan Draft (PDF); Appendices (PDF); Architectural Site Inventory (PDF); Conceptual Site Plan (PDF); Capital Plan (PDF); Collections Appendices (PDF)

The Council Committee held a public hearing meeting p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at City Hall. An online public survey was also available Oct. 25-Nov. 28 for patrons to provide additional feedback.

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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.

Alexander Blue House

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Special events


Save the dates and stay tuned for more details on each holiday event!

2022-12 Holiday Lineup

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Night of Lights, presented by Masco Corp., is back at Greenmead Historical Park with more lights, more activities and more community fun!
Formal activities for this regional holiday attraction will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday (excluding Dec. 4) the first three weekends in December, with the lights on display all month long for this self-guided walking event.

Join us Dec. 2-3, 9-11 and 16-18 for:
- Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Visits at the Friends Meeting House
- Arts and Crafts at Newburg Schoolhouse
- Music in Newburg Church
- Town Peddler Holiday Shop inside Alexander Blue House (NEW!)
- Heated tent with food and drinks
- Street hockey and cornhole
$10 suggested donation per vehicle upon entry for weekend activities (cash only, no advance tickets).

Newburg Church musical lineup:

Fri, Dec. 2 - Quinto Milito and Friends of the Opera  

Sat, Dec. 3 - Heaven Connection Choir

Fri, Dec. 9 - St. Michael’s Children’s Choir

Sat, Dec. 10 - Livonia Franklin High School Bands

Sun, Dec. 11 - Rennie Kaufmann

Fri, Dec. 16 - Livonia Franklin High School Bel Canto Choir

Sat, Dec. 17 - HarmonyTown Chorus

Sun, Dec. 18 - Livonia Civic Chorus 

Click here for volunteer opportunities or contact the Livonia Chamber of Commerce to inquire about sponsorships.

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Deck the Rec is back Dec. 2-28! We are still now taking registrations from local organizations, families and businesses to host and decorate festive artificial trees at both the Kirksey Recreation Center AND Greenmead Historical Park. 

Registration opened Oct. 7, so make sure to sign up before all the “en-tree” spots are accounted for by the Nov. 16 deadline. It is free for Livonia businesses, organizations and families, who must decorate their trees by Dec. 1 and take them down Dec. 29-30 after our patrons vote on their favorites.

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Come see Santa and stroll through Greenmead Historical Park 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Blending rich history with contemporary celebration, families will enjoy a visit with Santa, take-and-make crafts, story time, a visit with live animals, and more!

Please register for a 45-minute time slot as your arrival time, but feel free to explore the village for as long as you'd like. Stations will be indoors this year. Pets are NOT permitted at this event.


Come join us in Greenmead Historical Park's Newburg Church 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, for the final installment in our series on Michiganders who shaped the silent movie world. This program will include the amazing animation of John Randolph Bray, founder of the first animation studio and the creator of some astonishing classic cartoons, and two holiday shorts from film pioneer, inventor, and Michigander Thomas A. Edison, whose ingenuity helped create the film industry as we know it.

Register in advance for the film series 30 days before the event date.