Wheeler Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of Wheeler 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 the playground at Wheeler Park.

Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Sign & Pavilion

Wheeler Park

Wheeler Park is a 2 acre park bordered by 4th, 5th and Depot across from the railroad station.

Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Structure


Location: 810 N. Fourth Street
Unique Features: Train, Parallel bars, Asphalt track, Sand Diggers
Swings: Yes, 2 regular, 2 buckets
Surface: Mulch
Bathrooms: There are seasonal bathrooms at Wheeler Park.
Shade: There are trees around the playground
Pavilion: A pavilion is available.
Sports Fields: 2 Basketball, Asphalt Track.
Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Asphalt TrackWalking Trails: Yes, paved paths from the road and connecting parts of the park.
Parking: Street Parking.

Wheeler Park Playground Review

Wheeler Park has more to offer than just a structure. As an older child, my daughter was intrigued with the Parallel Bars – until she slipped and bruised her elbow.

Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Parallel Bars


Meanwhile, younger kids will enjoy imaginary play with the train. Maybe they’ll even be lucky enough to see Amtrak pass by across the street.

Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Train

I’ve heard many parents recommend the asphalt track as a great flat place for kids to learn to ride a bike.

Kids will also like the sand diggers at the park. On our visit, one was broken, but will hopefully be fixed soon.

Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Sand Digger

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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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