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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 Mushroom Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Mushroom Park
Mushroom Park is a small neighborhood park in the Dicken neighborhood.
Mushroom Park Profile
Location: 1800 Waltham Dr, Ann Arbor
Unique Features: Rolling Hills, Mushrooms, Bouncing Triangle, Theater
Swings: Yes, 2 regular, 1 adaptive, 1 baby bucket
Sports Fields: No
Walking Trails: No. However, a path connecting Waltham and Saxon runs through the park next to the playground.
Parking: Street Parking on Waltham & Saxon
Ann Arbor’s Mushroom Park Profile
Mushroom Park is a small neighborhood park nestled behind homes in the Dicken neighborhood. It has a play structure, giant mushrooms, and even a small theater.
As we pulled up to Mushroom Park, we immediately saw the inspiration for the name. The park is separated from Waltham by rolling hills that remind me of mushroom houses.
Behind the hills are mushrooms for climbing. You will probably have to help your kids get on top of them. My daughter was able to get on both, but she is nearly 5’5″.
Mushroom Park has a small play structure sized for a neighborhood park. It has two slides and several climbing options. The structure has some shade. On the platform is a little race car console for kids to drive.
My daughter who is nearly 5’5″ appreciated the height of the monkey bars. She couldn’t reach them from the ground. At many parks she has to pull her legs up in order to cross the monkey bars. But, that makes them high for younger kids.
Mushroom Park has a cute little area setup with a small theater window. There are small mushroom seats set up in front of it.
Have you been to Ann Arbor’s Mushroom Park? What is your favorite part? You can find more information about Mushroom Park on the City of Ann Arbor’s website.
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