Vintage Base Ball at Haven Hill: Ball Players Wanted

Everyone in your family can attend the free Haven Hill Festival on Saturday, August 26, and enjoy the Vintage Base Ball game at 10:00 am at the Goose Meadow Ball Field. We love ball players and fans of the game and also want to welcome anyone interested in playing Vintage Base Ball with the Haven Hill Barnstormers or the Gate House Nine. 

  • Play as a volunteer in an 1860’s Vintage Base Ball Game at Highland State Recreation Area.

  • No glove required. White long sleeve shirt, black pants, and suspenders.

  • Free 1860’s style base ball hat for playing ball.

  • Learn the history and rules of 1860’s base ball - enjoy the way the game was originally played.

  • Free digitally-aged "Vintage" photo of you and the Team.

Game day is Saturday, August 26, 2017. 9:00 am report at Haven Hill Festival at the Goose Meadow ball field at Highland State Recreation Area. Match starts at 10:00 am.

Men and women welcome. Age 13 and older please.

Children also welcome as dressed bat boys/girls/mascots! Swing the bat and run the bases at an inning break.

Please call ahead at the number below if interested in playing.

Call for more information: (248) 494-8919

...or email

Recreation Passport required for state park entry.

Highland State Recreation Area
5200 Highland Road (M-59), White Lake/Highland, Michigan.

Sponsored by the Friends of Highland Recreation Area.


John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.