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 Olson 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 Olson Park.
Olson Park is in North Ann Arbor. It is jointly owned by the City of Ann Arbor and the County Drain Commission.
Location: 1505 Dhu Varren, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Unique Features: Dog Park, Climbing Structures, Sand Area, Little Free Library
Swings: Yes, two baby swings, two standard swings
Surface: Rubber Mats by Climbers, Mulch at Swings, and Sand at Digger
Shade: Not on the playground or dog park. Trails have shade
Pavilion: Yes, there is a pavilion near the playground.
Sports Fields: Yes – basketball court, and additional fields for use by permit.
Walking Trails: Yes, there are paved paths around the pond and athletic fields.
Parking: Yes, paved parking lot
Olson Park Playground Review
Olson Park lacks a traditional playground structure. They do have several climbing features. My 11 year old found parts of the rock walls and climbing structure challenging.
She loves American Ninja Warrior so she enjoyed the challenge of climbing the rope.
Some of the climbing structures are easier and would be appropriate for younger kids. There is also a sand digger and sand funnel for younger children.
With it’s rubber mats in the main playground area, Olson Park is part of our Mess-Free Playground Series.