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This profile of Woolley 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 new Pittsfield Township playground at Woolley Park.
Pittsfield Township’s Woolley Park is located on Textile Rd west of State St. It offers two play areas, a traditional structure and more of a challenge/activity area that is better for older kids. As a tween, my daughter loved the challenge area.
Location: 1315 W Textile Rd, Ann Arbor 48108
Unique Features: Infinity Climbing Wall, Dinosaurs, Disc Golf
Bathrooms: Portapotty near the parking lot
Shade: Limited shade (mostly early in the day) on the play structure
Pavilion: Yes. The Pavilion is between the play structure and the climbing wall/activity structure
Sports Fields: Yes – Disc Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer
Walking Trails: Yes, there is a combination of paved, boardwalk, gravel, and dirt paths throughout the park connecting different sections. The trails also connect to the Lohr-Textile Greenway.
Parking: Yes, there is a parking lot. From the parking lot, the path to the playground includes a paved section, a boardwalk, and a gravel path.
Website: Find more information about the park on the Pittsfield Township Page
Woolley Park Playground Review
Since the Township acquired Woolley Park, they have extensively renovated it and connected it to the Lohr-Textile Giveaway.
If your child watches American Ninja Warrior, they will love what I’m calling the challenge play area. This area has an infinity climbing wall, spinning disks, and more. She tried to use the spinning disks like they do in American Ninja Warrior, but she was a little too tall to swing her legs and generate momentum.
The main structure offers several levels, a twisting slide, and a straight slide. There are several climbing ways to get on the structures and a pole to slide down.
In front of the play structure are two dinosaurs for climbing. I like the baby triceratops.
I am tempted to come back so we can play disc golf. We didn’t have a frisbee with us, or we would have definitely played.
Woolley Park has a lot of low-lying marshy areas. Be on the lookout for mosquitos, particularly in the late afternoon/evening hours. Several years ago we visited the playground when it was a private park and there were definite mosquito issues. For the profile, we visited at lunch time and there were no problems.