This profile of the Ann Arbor’s Plymouth Parkway Playground is part of our Tuesday Playground Profiles Series. Are you interested in sponsoring the series? Contact us for details.
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 Ann Arbor’s Plymouth Parkway Playground.
Plymouth Parkway Park
With it’s location along Plymouth Road, Plymouth Parkway Park offers walking trails and a small playground. It also has plenty of trees for shade and a creek running through it.
Plymouth Parkway Park Profile
Location: 1100 Plymouth Road – The park runs along both sides of Plymouth Road from Broadway east to Brookside Apartments. The playground is located in the western side of the park on the south side of Plymouth Road.
Unique Features: Chain Ladder wall, Creek for wading, zip line
Swings: 2 traditional, 2 baby
Shade: There are lots of trees around the playground. We visited early in the season, so there were no leaves on the trees yet.
Pavilion: No. There are picnic tables and benches though.
Sports Fields: None
Walking Trails: There is a paved trail along Plymouth Road
Parking: Limited street parking is available. There is a parking lot west on Broadway.
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Plymouth Parkway Park Review
Plymouth Parkway Park is a nice small park. With trees to provide shade and a creek for wading, it is a great choice to cool off on a warm summer day. My daughter tried wading in the creek. But even though it was 80 today, we have not had enough warm days yet this spring to warm the water.
On the play structure, my daughter really enjoyed the chain ladder. Of course being 12 she used it to climb onto the structure. The structure is great for young kids with a low double slide and then a taller slide for older kids. Young kids will also enjoy the “stage” window and putting on a puppet show.
It is a great park for a picnic. Cottage Inn and Broadway Cafe are in a strip mall next to the park. There are also picnic benches available.
However, with limited parking availability, it is best for those who live in walking distance.