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


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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.

Enjoying the climbing chains at Burns Park this afternoon. #annarbor

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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

Date/Time Event
07/29/2018
3:00pm
Gemini (Gemily) - Concert in the Park
at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/05/2018
3:00pm
Matt Watrobe - Concert in the Park
at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/12/2018
3:00pm
Guy Louis - Concert in the Park
at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
08/26/2018
3:00pm
Mustard's Retreat Trio, Together Again! - Concert in the Park
at Burns Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

 

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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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