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This profile of County Farm 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 playground at County Farm Park.
County Farm Park
County Farm Park is a large park owned and operated by Washtenaw County. The park is at the southwest corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Platt Rd. The closest park to the playground is on Platt Rd.
Location: 2230 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Unique Features: Community Gardens, Rubber surface, Bouncers
Swings: Yes, 2 regular, 2 adaptive
Surface: Rubber Mat, Artificial Turf, and Mulch
Bathrooms: There are seasonal bathrooms in the pavilion
Shade: There is some shade from awnings and the pavilion
Pavilion: There is a large pavilion.
Sports Fields: None
Walking Trails: Yes, paved paths from the parking lot and the Rec Center. Gravel and nature trailer throughout the park
Parking: Parking Lot on Platt Rd.
County Farm Park Playground Review
My daughter loves County Farm Park. It is great for older kids. The main play structure is tall and offers plenty to challenge big kids. There are tall slides, a zip line, a rope and several climbing challenges.
Over the years, I’ve heard various people say that County Farm Park is great for younger kids. There are rockers, bouncers, and small climbers. There is also sand and they can explore the community gardens. This will entertain most young kids. Even my 11 year old was entertained by the bouncers – and she barely fit on it.
However, I was not a fan of County Farm Park until my daughter was young. The play structure is very tall. She was not content with the rockers, and small climbers. She wanted to be on the big structure, but it was too challenging for her.
The pavilion at County Farm Park is available on a first-come, first-serve basis except when used for county programs like summer camps. Over the years, we have frequently visited County Farm Park for birthday parties, preschool class reunions, and other large group gatherings. The playground is large and can easily accommodate a large group.