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.
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
Swings: 2 traditional, 3 infant buckets, 1 adaptive
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
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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.
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.
I suggest bringing a ball if you want to play Funnel Ball.
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