Ann Arbor’s Rose Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of Ann Arbor’s Rose 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 Rose Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Rose Park - Big Structure

Ann Arbor’s Rose Park

Rose Park is a small park in Ann Arbor. It features two play structures – one sized perfectly for tots. 


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Rose Park Profile

Location: 2670 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor
Unique Features: Extra wide slide, Tot structure
Swings: Yes – 2 Regular, 2 baby
Ann Arbor Rose Park - SwingsSurface: Mulch
Bathrooms: No
Shade: Large trees semi-close to the structure will provide shade at some times of day.
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: No
Walking Trails: Yes – paved
Parking: Yes. A small lot on Hikone


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Ann Arbor’s Rose Park Profile

Ann Arbor’s Rose Park is a small park south of Packard Rd. It is adjacent to Mary Beth Doyle Park (and is listed on the map of Mary Beth Doyle Park which we profiled last week) which we reviewed last week. The walking paths of the parks do not connect and there was brush separating the parks.

My daughter loved the monkey bars at Rose Park. Unlike most structures, these are higher at both ends making them more challenging. Of course my daughter had no problem – and was even able to keep her feet off the ground.

Ann Arbor Rose Park - Monkey Bars


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The twisty slide at Rose Park is wider than most – although I don’t recommend going down side by side. There is a small side-by-side slide for younger kids who like to go down in pairs.

Ann Arbor Rose Park - Wide Slide

My daughter typically loves the bouncers. Rose Park has two, but they are very small. Perfect for young kids. I thought the Raccoon bouncer was adorable! It was my favorite part of the park.

Ann Arbor Rose Park - Raccoon Bouncer

Rose Park is perfect for younger kids with a dedicated Tot Structure. For size comparison, my daughter is 5’2″. When she was a toddler, I liked having small structures that she could play on independently.

Ann Arbor Rose Park - Tot Structure

Have you been to Ann Arbor’s Rose Park? What is your favorite part? You can find more information about Rose Park on the Ann Arbor Parks 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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