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 South Maple 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 Ann Arbor’s South Maple Park.
South Maple Park
South Maple Park offers tennis courts, open space, and a playground.
Location: 2655 West Liberty, Ann Arbor 48103
Unique Features: Spinning Pole, Merry-Go-Round, Tire Swing
Swings: Yes – 2 Regular, 2 Baby, 1 Tire
Shade: We were there in late afternoon and some shade was available on the play structure.
Sports Fields: 2 Tennis Courts, Open Fields
Walking Trails: Yes, there is a paved trail from the neighborhood to the structure. There is no trail from the parking lot to the playground There is a walking path along Liberty that may connect to the neighborhood and from there to the park.
Parking: Yes, there is a paved parking lot near the tennis courts, but it is not connected to the structure via trail. There is street parking by the structure.
Website: Find more information about the park on the Ann Arbor Parks Page
South Maple Park Playground Review
This was our first visit to South Maple Park. We were at Zoey + Joey for my daughter’s Back to School haircut and pulled up the car’s GPS looking for a nearby park that we have not covered in a review.
My daughter really liked South Maple Park. A Merry Go-Round is always a hit with her. A new feature (at least for me was the pole from the top of the structure). I thought it was a fireman’s pole at first, then I discovered that there is not an opening in the structure and that the pole spins. My daughter loved spinning!
At 11, she also was enjoyed climbing the outside of the play structure. It was a bit of a challenge for her to pull herself up. If you have little ones, I apologize for her setting a bad example. I know I hated when big kids who did things like that when she was younger.
Have you visited South Maple Park? Check it out if you haven’t been yet.