The Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

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Croquet League

Walking the grounds and imagining what it was like to be a part of the Ford family is fun, but why not play like the Fords, too?  Ford House Members may join the league. Players enjoy some competition and the opportunity to take a break and soak in the summer nights with a view of the lake.  

Registration is full for this year's league.  

If you wish to sign up as substitute, click here.

Check the Croquet League Facebook group for weekly updates on standings, scores, and to share your pictures!

Members will play from 6-8:30 pm. on Wednesdays for 10 weeks. 

Rules and Waiver/Agreement Form

You must read the Ford House Croquet League Rules waiver/agreement form in order to participate. Please print, sign and bring the waiver/agreement form with you to the first match. Click here to download the forms.

2019 Schedule
The croquet schedule is as follows:
• June 12
• June 20 (Thursday)
• June 26
• July 3
Bye Week -- July 10
• July 17
• July 24
• July 31 
• August 7
• August 14 
• August 21
• August 28

** Food & Beverage Policy **

There will be no food service this year. Players are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner.
There will be no beverage service this year. Players are allowed to bring beer and wine to croquet games. However, it must be consumed in designated areas only. This is a special allowance. Visitors are not generally allowed to bring beer or wine onto the property.
All players must sign the agreement concerning beer and wine, and the waiver releasing the Edsel and Eleanor House of liability for accidents, and allowing photography for use in marketing and social media.
Players take responsibility for setting up croquet courts. Set-up should be started no earlier than 3:00 PM and completed by 5:45 PM, as all play commences at 6:00 PM. Ford House is responsible for dismantling courts after games end. The matches will begin promptly at 6 PM and conclude by 8:30 PM.

The league is for Ford House members. If you have questions about your membership status or the Croquet League, call us at 313-884-4222 or email us here.