DANVERS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The legendary Endicott Park in Danvers is reopening their Townley Family Children Barn after two years of extensive modifications.
The Friends of Endicott Park scheduled a reception Thursday evening to mark the reopening and honor the donors who contributed to the park project. The FEP says upgrades to the barn included new windows and doors, exterior siding, concrete floor with proper drainage, running hot water, chicken coops and laying boxes, animals stalls, along with a fresh coat of paint.
WBZ's Drew Moholland visited the new and improved Townley Barn, and even had the courage to pet a friendly chicken that was hanging out nearby.
According to the park's website, the 165 acres of space hosts some of the most unique recreational land on the North Shore, including vistas, orchards, woodlands, marshes, and of course, historic farm buildings for free exploration.
Many animals live in the barn, such as Jake the pony, Greta the horse, Monty the goat, Rosie and Angus the pigs, Sitka and Edison the sheep, Bonnie, Toby, and Cinnamon the bunnies, "Mrs." the goose, and multiple chickens and ducks.
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.