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This profile of Saline’s Tefft Park 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 Saline’s Tefft Park Playgrounds.
Saline’s Tefft Park
Tefft Park is the park that surrounds the Saline Recreation Center. It has a wide variety of sports fields, two play structures, and walking paths.
Tefft Park Profile
Location: 1780 Woodland Dr East, Saline
Unique Features: Climbing features on north playground
Bathrooms: Port a Potties outside.
Shade: Partial on North Playground, No on South Playground
Pavilion: Gazebo available for rent
Sports Fields: Baseball/Softball, sand volleyball, tennis, soccer
Walking Trails: Asphalt paths
Parking: Yes. Although we found the lots fairly full at 6p on a summer weeknight with multiple fields in use and Rec Center activities.
Saline’s Tefft Park Playground Profile
Tefft Park has two playgrounds. One north of the Saline Rec Center and one south of the Saline Rec Center. The north playground is better for older children since it is high and has many climbing options. The south playground is better for younger children although there are features for older kids too.
Tefft Park North Playground
My daughter loved the Tefft Park North Playground. Her first task was to climb up the parallel bars to the landing. There are also walls to climb for less of a challenge.
Next, she headed out the climbing pole and challenged herself to transfer directly to the monkey bars.
This structure was great for my 12 year old. The other kids playing on it at the same time probably ranged from 7-10.
Tefft Park South Playground
The southern playground at Tefft Park offers more fun for all ages. There is a low parallel slide and stairs to access the structure.
At 12, my daughter enjoyed the curved monkey bars and the plank bridge.
While we were on this playground, a toddler was enjoying the slide with his mom.
About Tefft Park
Saline’s Tefft Park offers two great playgrounds near numerous sports fields and the Saline Rec Center. The playgrounds can get busy with people at the park for various sporting events.
Have you been to Tefft Park? Which structure is your favorite?