Playgrounds have reopened after closures during the stay at home order. Please remember to keep social distance while at the playground. Playgrounds are not sanitized, so please use your own judgement as to whether they are a good option for your family. Amenities like bathrooms and water fountains may not be available due to current restrictions.
This profile of Candy Cane Park is part of our Summer Series Tuesday Playground Profiles
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 the Candy Cane Park playground in Ypsilanti. With the heat this week, the promise of a “winter” name was quite alluring.
Candy Cane Park
Candy Cane Park is in Ypsilanti, just north of Washtenaw Ave. It has a baseball field, tennis court, and a playground.
Location: 1620 Roosevelt St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Unique Features: Little League Field
Swings: Yes, two baby swings and two standard swings
Bathrooms: No. Porta Potty by shelter
Sports Fields: Yes – baseball diamond, tennis court
Walking Trails: No. The playground is also in the back of the park. You will have to walk across the grass to get to the playground.
Parking: Street Parking
Website: Find more information about the park on the City of Ypsilanti’s website.
Candy Cane Park Playground Review
The playground at Candy Cane Park is a great diversion for kids with siblings playing in a baseball game or practice. The playground is set safely back from the street. Unfortunately there is no path to the playground, so I advise leaving strollers or wagons in the car.
The playground offers both a tube slide and a low, wide slide. The wide slide is great for toddlers. My daughter enjoyed the climbing tunnel and the climbing bars.
Usually, she loves zip lines, but this one was too short for her. It was also slow moving and screeched a bit. I think it needs a bit of grease.