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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Pittsfield Township Park Playground 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 Pittsfield Township Park Playground.
Ann Arbor’s Pittsfield Township Park
Pittsfield Township Park is a small park located at the Pittsfield Township Senior Center adjacent to the Ann Arbor Airport.
Pittsfield Township Park Profile
Location: 701 Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor
Unique Features: Watching Planes, wave monkey bars
Swings: Yes – 4 Regular
Sports Fields: Yes – Several baseball/t-ball fields
Walking Trails: No
Parking: Lot at Senior Center.
Ann Arbor’s Pittsfield Township Park Playground Profile
Pittsfield Township Park is a small park adjacent to the Ann Arbor Airport and the Pittsfield Township Senior Center. If your timing is right, your kids will be able to watch small planes take off and land at the airport while they are playing.
The structure offers several slides – one tube slide, one twisty slide, and 2 side-by side slides. The slides were muddy at the bottom. Note, the tube slide has a crack and piece missing. The piece was sitting below it, so it was probably pretty recent.
My 12 year old was a big fan of their monkey bars. Not only were they tall enough for her to stay off the ground, the height of the bars changes. She did the more challenging direction where they increase in height.
The pavilion offers plenty of shaded seating and restrooms.
The park is crowded on summer evenings during the baseball season (early summer). Parking is difficult and the playground is filled with siblings and kids before and after their games. I forgot to take a picture of the fields today, so I’m sharing a throwback picture of my daughter playing t-ball at Pittsfield Township Park.
Have you been to Pittsfield Township Park? Do your kids like watching the airplanes?