In cooperation with the City of Traverse City, the Rec Authority and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer have completed the Historic Barns Park Road Reconstruction Project! After a decade of planning and fundraising, the project improved universal accessibility to the park and introduced some much-needed stormwater controls to help protect the site and its buildings.
Please note that the old “dirt loop” road that ran up behind the barns was too steep to reconstruct under modern road standards, so the former road bed has been repurposed for non-motorized uses. For vehicle traffic, the new turnaround area behind the barns is only for pickup, dropoff and emergency access (with the exception of three designated accessible parking spaces). Vehicle parking is now available in the designated areas marked on this map. THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation, and enjoy your visit!