Grand Lawn Gazebo Gift of Agnes Hayden Family




TRAVERSE CITY, MI - The summer Concert on the Lawn Series at Grand Traverse Pavilions

will debut July 11 in a new venue, a 36-foot gazebo gifted to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation by the Agnes Hayden Family of Traverse City.

The gazebo is a Poligon product, the market leader, which have been designing and manufacturing park architecture since 1964.

“The gift of this gazebo, in addition to pathways leading up to the gazebo, is a long-awaited addition to our grand lawn,” noted Patti DeAgostino, marketing and community relations director. “We are grateful to Agnes Hayden and her family for this generous donation. It will be a legacy to the Haydens and an inviting setting for concerts, picnics, and other outdoor gatherings.”

The new gazebo is located on the historic grand lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions. It is certain to become a destination, landmark, and visual calling card for years to come, DeAgostino said.

Designed to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding 19th century architecture on the campus, the gazebo is the new focal point for the park-like setting. It was constructed to The Pavilions specifications, including the shape, color, ornamentation, roofing and special features.

In addition to the gazebo, the charitable Hayden donation has also provided for the construction this spring of pathways on the massive lawn.

“The pathways will allow individuals with mobility challenges to navigate in walkers, wheelchairs, and with canes on the grass,” DeAgostino noted. “Concert attendees will now be able to sit up closer to the musicians in concert and to enjoy the beautiful landscape that defines The Pavilions.”

Established in 1997, the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation is the fund raising arm of Grand Traverse Pavilions. The Foundation is lead by a team of 20 civic leaders who are committed to the mission of The Pavilions to support a multi-aged community.

Grand Traverse Pavilions is owned by Grand Traverse county and governed by the Grand Traverse County Department of Human Services Board.

Home to more than 300 adults, The Pavilions offers a broad range of services, including adult day and overnight respite, independent and assisted living, long-term skilled nursing care, dementia services, short and long-term rehabilitation, and health and wellness aquatic classes.

Recognized as the gold standard in senior care, Grand Traverse Pavilions was named one of the top performing organizations in the country.