Baker-Koren Round Barn Farm is an 87-acre community park located north of Manhattan acquired by the Park District in 2006. Round Barn Farm is home to the historic and county-landmarked Round Barn completed by John C. Baker in 1898, constructed of wood salvaged from the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. The 20-sided polygonal barn remains one of the largest round barns in Illinois.

A true representation of our local heritage, Round Barn Farm was originally part of Five Mile Grove, the primary location of first European settlement in what is now known as Manhattan. Round Barn Farm features not only the historic barn, but also natural areas including an old growth oak grove, Jackson Creek, native plantings, and a pond. The beautiful grounds of Round Barn Farm is home to weddings, family parties, and our Round Barn Fest and Wine Fest events.

Active recreational opportunities at Round Barn Farm include an 18-hole disc golf course, athletic courts and fields, walking paths, and outdoor fitness equipment.

  • Round Barn

    The Baker-Koren Round Barn is a county-landmarked historic barn, and one of the largest remaining round barns in Illinois.  

  • Disc Golf Course

    Round Barn Farm is home to an 18-hole Disc Golf Course that meanders through the park and oak grove.  

  • Outdoor Fitness

    Visit five outdoor fitness stations to add intensity to your trail run or just add some fun and challenge to your visit to Round Barn Farm. 

  • Oak Grove

     Take a stroll through the Round Barn Farm Oak Grove to explore mature oak trees, native wildflowers and wildlife in a park setting.

  • Weddings

    Round Barn Farm is a beautiful and rustic setting for your big day! Contact Lacinda Shawver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

  • Pavilions

    Three picnic pavilions are available for rent at Round Barn Farm More