Ann Arbor Kids to Parks Day

Did you know that Saturday, May 19 is Kids to Parks Day. The good news is we have tons of great parks in the Ann Arbor area making it easy to get to a park.

Ann Arbor Kids in Parks Day

Ann Arbor Kids to Parks Day Events

Locally, Hike It Baby Ann Arbor is running two events for Kids to Parks Day:

Date/Time Event
Kids to Parks Day - Gallup Couch 2 5K Jog
at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Kids to Parks Day - Bubble Hike
at Lillie Park South, Ann Arbor Michigan


Parks for Hiking

Last summer Hike It Baby Ann Arbor shared their favorite Ann Arbor hikes with kids.

5 Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes

Ann Arbor Playgrounds

The easiest way to take kids to a park is to visit a playground. We love exploring the different playgrounds throughout town. Checkout our Playground Profiles and explore a “New to You” playground.

Ann Arbor Activities - Visit a Playground


Parks for Splashing

Saturday may have temperatures forecast to be low 70s and rain, but temperatures have been peaking in the upper 70s some days. With pools and spraygrounds not open until Memorial Day weekend, it’s great to know which parks offer options for splashing.

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Other Park Activities

Beyond playgrounds and hikes, our local parks offer much more fun.

Last summer we discovered the Argo Cascades. This summer maybe we’ll even venture further and tube to Island Park.

Argo Cascades - with Tube

Gallup Park also offers canoe/kayak trips and can be an end point for tubing. They also have a youth fishing pond. Plus several great playgrounds and nice trails for walking.

Last summer we also visited Jump Island at Brighton State Recreation Area. This is definitely a lot of fun for tweens and teens.

Of course our local County Parks offer water activities beginning on Memorial Day. Independence Lake has a swimming beach and Blue Heron Bay Splash Park. Rolling Hills is one of our favorite with their Water Park.

Rolling Hills Water Park - Waterfall

I have yet to visit Kensington Metropark. They have a nature center, farm center, splash n blast area, boat rentals, and more. Sounds like a fun way to get kids to the park.


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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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