Once the working farm that fed patients and employees of the former Traverse City State Hospital, this 56-acre corner of the Grand Traverse Commons is being redeveloped into a one-of-a-kind regional hub for public recreation, community events, agriculture and horticulture. Historic Barns Park is well-known for its namesakes, two large and beautiful barns that were rescued from the wrecking ball to be rehabilitated by the community. The park includes trails, community vegetable gardens, rolling meadows and forest, and agricultural and environmental education. In addition, the park serves as the home to two nonprofit partners. SEEDS provides agricultural and environmental education, and the park serves as the home of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, which will eventually cover nearly half the park and add to the natural beauty of this unique community gem.