Burns Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of the Ann Arbor’s Burns 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 Ann Arbor’s Burns Park Playground.
Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Small Structure

Burns Park

Burns Park is at the center of the Burns Park neighborhood adjacent to Burns Park Elementary School. The Ann Arbor Senior Center is also located at Burns Park


Burns Park Profile

Location: 1300 Baldwin Avenue – The park is bounded by Baldwin, Wells, and Granger. The playground is along Wells St
Unique Features: Sledding Hill, Adjacent to school, Senior Center, Sand, Chain Climbing Wall, Funnel Ball Hoop
Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Funnel Ball HoopSwings: 2 traditional, 3 infant buckets, 1 adaptive
Surface: Mulch
Bathrooms: Yes. At the picnic shelter
Shade: Not much at the playground.
Pavilion: Yes, but not adjacent to playground.
Sports Fields: Basketball, Tennis, Baseball Diamond, Petanque Court
Walking Trails: Limited paved trails. Plenty of sidewalks around the exterior of the park.
Parking: A small parking lot, and street parking available on cross streets


Burns Park Playground Review

The playground offers two structures. The smaller structure (pictured at the top of the article) is great for toddlers since it is lower to the ground and has lower slides. The larger structure offers both straight and twisty slides, a tic-tac-toe, and a crawl through. There are also two sets of money bars on this structure.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Larger Structure

My daughter is too tall for the monkey bars, but she really enjoyed the climbing chains.

There is a sand box with plenty of toys. There are also trucks and other toys throughout the playground.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Sand Box

I suggest bringing a ball if you want to play Funnel Ball.

Burns Park Events

No Events


The following two tabs change content below.

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.

Anna Mae

Latest posts by Anna Mae (see all)

Featured Posts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.