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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Churchill Downs Park is part of our Tuesday Playground Profiles Series. Are you interested in sponsoring the series? Contact us for details.
Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Churchill Downs Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Churchill Downs Park
Churchill Downs Park is a small neighborhood park in the Lawton neighborhood.
Churchill Downs Park Profile
Location: 2106 Steeplechase Dr, Ann Arbor
Unique Features: Three in a Row, Dome Climber, Sand Pit
Swings: Yes, 2 regular, 2 baby buckets
Sports Fields: Half Basketball Court, Open grassy areas
Walking Trails: No, a sidewalk circles the park and connects to Steeplechase Dr and the neighborhood sidewalks
Parking: Street Parking on Steeplechase
Ann Arbor’s Churchill Downs Park Profile
Churchill Downs Park is a small neighborhood park nestled behind homes in the Lawton neighborhood. It has a play structure, sand pit, swings, and more.
Churchill Downs has a small play structure sized for a neighborhood park. It has two slides and several climbing options.
Our favorite part of Churchill Downs Park is the 3 in a Row game. Is a cross between tic-tac-toe and Connect 4. It’s larger than a tic-tac-toe board, with pieces placed like Connect 4. The pieces slide from the outer circle to the game board, so there is no need to worry about the pieces being there. I enjoyed our game more than my daughter since I won.
The Churchill Downs Park has a sandpit. Unlike many Ann Arbor sand pits, it does not have any sand toys. If your child wants to play in the sand, I suggest bringing your own pail, shovel, or trucks.
Churchill Downs Playground also has a dome climber. The inside of the climber has holes kids can crawl through with ladybug flaps.
Have you been to Ann Arbor’s Churchill Downs Park? What is your favorite part? You can find more information about Churchill Downs Park on the City of Ann Arbor’s website.
Ann Arbor Playground Profiles
Find more Ann Arbor area playgrounds in our Playground Profile series.