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This profile of Marsh View Meadows at Pittsfield Preserve 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 Marsh View Meadows at Pittsfield Preserve .
Marsh View Meadows at Pittsfield Preserve
Marsh View Meadows at Pittsfield Preserve offers two play areas, a pavilion, restrooms, and walking trails.
Location: 300 E. Textile Rd, Ann Arbor 48108
Unique Features: Two Structures, Balance Steps, Train Tracks
Bathrooms: Yes, operated seasonally
Shade: No. The structures are in full sun. Walking trails have shade.
Pavilion: Yes. It is available for rent. When not rented out, it is available for general use.
Sports Fields: No
Walking Trails: Yes, there is a paved trail in full sun and several limestone trails through the marsh/woods. The trails also include 2 scenic overlooks.
Parking: Yes, there is a paved parking lot. However, Textile Rd is unpaved outside the park.
Website: Find more information about the park on the Pittsfield Township Page
Marsh View Meadows Playground Review
We have been visiting Marsh View Meadows Playground for years. In the past mosquitos were pretty bad at the playground. We had no issues today. However, we used to visit in the evening, but our visit today was in the middle of the afternoon.
The smaller structure is a great option for a toddler or preschooler. It has several ways up, low slides, and tubes to crawl through. Of course, my daughter always wanted to be where the action was. She always wanted to be on the larger structure.
My daughter enjoyed the balance steps on the larger structure. Today, at 11.5 she flew across them. However, I remember her wanting to cross them as a toddler and having to help her since her legs were too short to reach the next step. She would balance on the support bar. At least the one side is open for easy parental assistance.
If you use the walking trails, be sure to check your children carefully for ticks – they are bad this summer.
The Pavilion is a great place for a group gathering. My daughter’s preschool rented it every year for a Back to School Picnic. The pavilion and structure were perfect for families and nearby bathrooms are a plus for preschoolers. The only downside is the parking lot is a bit small for a large gathering of 50+ families.
Train tracks run to the east of the parks. Sometimes you’ll get to see a train go past.