This profile of the Ann Arbor’s Winewood Thaler Park Playground is also 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 Ann Arbor’s Winewood Thaler Playground.As I wrote this profile, I discovered that there are two playground areas at Winewood Thaler Park. Next week we will return and profile the rest of the park. We profiled the play area closer to the intersection of Thaler Ave, Carolina Ave, and Garden Circle. From pictures on Google maps, it looks like the other play area is swings and a sand box.
Winewood Thaler Park
Winewood Thaler Park is a small neighborhood park near the intersection of Stadium and Liberty.
Winewood Thaler Park Profile
Location: 2105 Winewood Ave
Unique Features: Merry Go Round, Dinosaur Bouncers, Flexible Bridge
Swings: No* (Photos in Google Maps show photos on the portion we did not visit)
Shade: Maybe at some times of day. There are trees around, but in the afternoon the playground was in sun.
Sports Fields: Half-Basketball Court
Walking Trails: Asphalt path connecting playground to the road and running through the park.
Parking: Street Parking.
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Winewood Thaler Park Playground Profile
Winewood Thaler Park has a small structure, merry-go-round, and a few ride-on toys that have been left for community use.
My daughter loves the parks with Merry Go Rounds. She ran for it as we walked up.
My daughter loved the flexible bridge on the structure. She was determined to jump from one end to the other, but couldn’t quite make it.
Even at age 12 and 5’2″, she could not resist the dinosaur bouncers.
The structure features both a twisty slide and a lower side-by-side slide.