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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 Placid Way Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Placid Way Park
Placid Way Park is a small neighborhood park on the northeast side of Ann Arbor. It features a small play structure, a large 3-D climbing stair, swings and more. Unfortunately at the time of our visit the swings were over a small pond due to the wet spring.
Placid Way Park Profile
Location: 2399 Placid Way, Ann Arbor
Unique Features: Climbing Structure, Funnel Ball, Spinning Cups, SeeSaw
Swings: Yes – 2 Regular, 2 baby, Tire Swing
Shade: Yes depending on time of day
Sports Fields: No
Walking Trails: A paved path connects the play area to Placid Way and to Omlesaad in Foxfire South.
Parking: Small lot on Placid Way, Street Parking
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Ann Arbor’s Placid Way Park Profile
Ann Arbor’s Placid Way Park is a small neighborhood park connecting Placid Way at Tuebingen to Omlesaad at Meadow Ridge in Foxfire South. The playground features a structure, climbing star, swings, and more fun.
Placid Way Park offers something for kids of all ages. The structure is small and better for younger kids. Older kids will enjoy the 3D climbing star, seesaw, spinning cups, and funnel ball.
The structure has two slides and various ways to climb up. It also includes ground level driving wheel and drums. On the platform are spinners with shapes.
My 13 year old daughter is 5’5″ and quickly gravitated to the seesaw, spinning cups, and the climbing structure.
She ran straight for the seesaw. It was bouncy enough that she could enjoy it even without someone on the other end.
It took some convincing to get her to stop spinning the cup for a picture – or at least to slow it down enough. My guess is that younger kids will fit entirely in the cup. They may need help spinning or
She challenged herself to climb the star without putting her hands on the ropes. She used the support bars and quickly scaled to the top. My daughter is nearly 5’5″ with long arms and legs, so I don’t recommend this challenge for most kids.
Have you been to Ann Arbor’s Placid Way Park? What is your favorite part? You can find more information about Placid Way Park on the Ann Arbor Parks website.