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This profile of Leslie 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 Leslie Park.
Leslie Park is in North Ann Arbor. It has two playgrounds and numerous sports fields. Trails connect Leslie Park to Black Pond Woods and Leslie Science Center and the Leslie Park Golf Course.
Location: 2900 Leslie Park Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Unique Features: Two Play areas, See-Saw, seat spinners
Swings: Yes, two standard swings at front playground and two baby swings, two standard swings, and a tire swing at back playground
Bathrooms: No. Porta Potty by some athletic fields
Sports Fields: Yes – baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, and soccer field.
Walking Trails: Yes, paved walking trails connect the play areas and connect to Black Pond Wood
Parking: Yes. Note the entry drive is not paved.
Website: Find more information about the park on the City of Ann Arbor website.
Leslie Park Playground Review
Leslie Park offers two playgrounds. Both playgrounds have small structures and are best for young children. The front playground is near the baseball diamonds and tennis courts. The back playground is near the soccer field. They are a perfect distraction while their siblings are at a sporting event.
The back playground is close to the soccer field. It features a small structure, see-saw, seat spinners, swings, and a cute monster. I was trying to decide if it was a dinosaur, dragon, or a Loch Ness Monster. What do you think?
In addition to a small structure, the front playground has balance elements, a rocker, and swings. It is close to the baseball diamonds and tennis courts.
The front playground had a number of thistles mixed with the mulch. I was wearing flip flops on our visit and had to watch my step. I suggest wearing sneakers instead of sandals or flip-flops to this park.