South Maple Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

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 - Playground Profile - Play Structure

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
South Maple Park - Playground Profile - Merry Go Round
Swings: Yes – 2 Regular, 2 Baby, 1 Tire
Surface: Mulch
Bathrooms: No
Shade: We were there in late afternoon and some shade was available on the play structure.
Pavilion: No
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!

South Maple Park - Playground Profile - Spinning Pole


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.

South Maple Park - Playground Profile - Setting a Bad Example, Climbing the Outside

Have you visited South Maple Park? Check it out if you haven’t been yet.

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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One comment

  • Avatar Laura Ozuna

    Thanks so much. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this summer since a co-worker introduced me to it. It’s been fun especially reading about the different parks and branching out a little to let my boys enjoy the features you talk about. We have had a great time this summer in part thanks to you. I also started a blog this summer about being a working mom, traveling with kids. Any words of wisdom from you would be awesome.

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