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 Virginia 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. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. This summer my daughter has softball practice at Virginia Park. We arrived to practice a few minutes early this week, so we took some time to explore the playground.
Virginia Park is located at 500 Virginia Ave between Jackson & Liberty. The Park offers a walking path to Briarwood Circle and Briarwood Mall.
Location: 500 Virginia Ave
Unique Features: Climbing Wall, Sandbox with toys, Zip Lines
Swings: Yes, 2 regular, 1 bucket, 1 adaptive seat
Bathrooms: No, there is a port-a-potty near the softball field
Shade: The playground is fairly sunny. In the late afternoon there is some shade available.
Sports Fields: Softball/Baseball Diamond, Basketball Court
Walking Trails: No
Parking: Parking is available along Virginia Avenue (the Northbound side) and Fair St (the westbound side) – across the street from the park in both cases.
Virginia Park Playground Review
Virginia Park is a small neighborhood park in Ann Arbor. The park has a single play structure which has both a small double slide and a twisty slide. The play structure also has a wobbly bridge.
In addition to the play structure and swings, Virginia Park has a climbing wall and zip lines. My daughter enjoyed the challenge of the climbing wall which has the opportunity to climb upside down.
The zip lines are free standing and fairly high. My daughter was barely able to reach the zip line. If your child isn’t that tall, you will have to lift them up to the zip line.
Virginia Park has a sand area with a cute hippo crawl through. There are also sand toys that are stored in a storage box to help extend their life.
Have you visited the playground? Do you have anything to add to our review?