Ann Arbor’s North Main Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of Ann Arbor’s North Main 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 North Main Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Entrance Sign

Ann Arbor’s North Main Park

North Main Park is the perfect park to combine with a visit to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market or the Kerrytown region. It is just a short walk away (and there is FREE street parking).


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North Main Park Profile

Location: 604 North Main, Ann Arbor (Play structure is along Fourth Avenue)
Unique Features: Chess/Checkerboard Table, Flower Garden, Proximity to Kerrytown

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Checkerboard Table

Swings: No
Surface: Mulch
Bathrooms: No
Shade: No – minimal shade in the grass, but the structure, benches, and table are in full sun.
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: No
Walking Trails: Yes. Connects N. Main and 4th Avenue
Parking: Street Parking on northbound side of 4th Avenue


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Ann Arbor’s North Main Park Profile

North Main Park is a small park with a great location. It runs between North Main Street and 4th Avenue. Street Parking is available on the northbound side of 4th

We were in Kerrytown today earning AADL Summer Game explorer and partner badges. The 2019 Kerrytown Constitutional badge takes you right by North Main Park. It provided a perfect spot to take a break and eat our packed lunch and a few treats we picked up at Zingerman’s Deli. (Check back on Wednesday, earning explorer and partner badges will be our Wednesday Activity Review).

The play structure at North Main Park is small and best for younger kids. The structure has one slide and several ways to climb up.

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Structure

There is a tire swing. It is best for early morning or spring/fall. Even though it was not hot today (mid-70s), my daughter said it was too hot to sit on.

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Tire Swing

We were all intrigued by the chess/checker board on the table at the park, however you need to bring your own pieces to play a game.

North Main Park is a 5 minute walk or less from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Kerrytown Shops, and Zingerman’s Deli. Google says it is a 6 minute walk from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Also nearby is Wheeler Park. Check out our Playground Profile of Wheeler Park and plan an outing to include both parks.

Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Sign & Pavilion

Have you been to Ann Arbor’s North Main Park? What is your favorite part? You can find more information about North Main Park on the City of Ann Arbor’s website.

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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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