Community Pavilion Project


Renovating and expanding the Veterans Park Community Pavilion offers a great opportunity for Boyne City. During the warm weather months the pavilion is a focal point for many community and family events and now the goal is to make it a year-round gathering place for Boyne City.

Over the years the Pavilion has served Boyne City well, but with its popularity and spectacular lakefront location, the 1970s structure can use some tender loving care.

After much input from current park users and other interested community members, the favored proposal involves expanding and renovating the pavilion to include transparent door-like walls that can be lowered in cold weather, a heating system, fireplace, kitchen, stage, storage, improved restrooms (accessible from both inside and out) and an updated façade reflecting character of Boyne City.

When renovated and expanded the Pavilion will serve an array of uses, for both residents and visitors alike.  Some of the year-round uses include:

*Concerts and performances                                      *Veterans Memorial Services (i.e. Veterans Day)
*Winter farmer’s market                                               *School events
*Family gatherings                                                       *Class reunions
*Wedding receptions                                                    *Community kitchen
*Events such as: Boyne Thunder, 4th of July, Car shows, Mushroom Festival, bicycle and running races and the potential is there for so many more activities and events!

The cost for the Pavilion renovation is $700,000 which will be funded by grants and local fund-raising.  To secure grants, a local match from the organizations and individuals of approximately $200,000 is required fir construction to begin after Labor Day 2015.

Can we count on you? Click the link below for a printable donation form.  A tax deductible donation can be made through the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (Click the Foundation link form for details or use the printable form below).


printable form

How did we come up with the proposed plan?

The Community Process...After 2 days and multiple, intensive planning sessions Environment Architects of Traverse City has created three possible design concepts for upgrading the well-used picnic pavilion at Boyne City's Veterans Park which were presented to the public on Dec. 17.  These concepts are a direct result of all the input received from the general public, specific user groups, City boards and commissions and staff.  The process started with the goal of making the pavilion into a multi-use, all-season facility that could house – among other functions – the winter Boyne City Farmers Market. The Market applied for and received a grant to explore these options. View details and additional photos by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.

Questions posed to public used to obtain critical input

Public Input Summary

"Concept 1" Proposal

"Concept 2" Proposal

"Concept 3" Proposal

Overall Summary Report