November 14, 2020
Due To Popular Demand Our Engraved Gift Brick Fundraiser Is Back to help support the renovations to the Townley Family Children's Barn!
The Friends of Endicott Park are working hard to fund the restoration of the cherished Townley Family Children’s Barn at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA. The exterior is still in need of major renovations to restore this beautiful old structure dating to 1910 that also houses the beloved animals that live at the park. Although some renovations have been completed, there are still many more needed to bring it back to its prime. Personalizing a brick is a fantastic way to support this project and to commemorate history, or to memorialize or honor someone special in your life. It is the perfect gift for someone who has everything!
Updated October 20, 2020
Help Support The Renovations To The Children's Barn Through GO FUND ME!
The Friends of Endicott Park’s current initiative is raising the funds and providing assistance towards the renovation of the Children’s Barn. This unique historical structure is the only known example of this architectural design in New England. It is one of only three buildings left of the farm complex that was once the thriving “gentlemen’s farm” of William C. Endicott, Secretary of War under President Cleveland and a direct descendant of the Massachusetts Governor, John Endicott.
The children’s barn is home to our beloved horse and pony, goats, pigs, rabbits and chickens. All our animals provide enjoyment and education for the visiting public. The barn provides subject matter for local artists and is a cornerstone in the preservation mission of our organization. This structure may soon provide one of the few remaining opportunities in this area for people of all ages to up close and personal with live farm animals. It’s difficult to quantify the importance of this building.
UPDATE: October 16, 2020
With your help, we have been able to complete the following:
All windows replaced
New front door and back door
New wall in chicken coop
New hay barn door
Front of barn completely done with new paint
Observation ramp on back of barn--making more accessible for handicapped as well
New doors at Monty's ramp, chicken coop on back and other end of barn
Paint remainder of building
With the help of the community, we have made amazing progress and we need your help to complete the project. With friends like you, we know it will happen! Please consider a charitable contribution toward our efforts.
If you prefer to mail a check you can send to the Friends of Endicott Park at 57 Forest Street Danvers, MA 01923 (put "barn" in the memo line).
Thank you from the Friends of Endicott Park!
Visit Our Nature Center!
The nearly 750 sq. ft. center was built from an old wood shed structure attached to the Visitor's Center. It showcases displays that explore our relationship with nature through exhibits and interactive experiences. Designed for visitors of all ages, the family-friendly center features changing exhibitions, hands-on displays and a workspace for arts and crafts. Click here for more info!
“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”