This profile of Wurster Park is part of our Summer Series: Tuesday Playground Profiles
In our Tuesday Summer Series: Playground Profiles, we will explore a different playground in the Ann Arbor area each week. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Some weeks we will feature a single “destination” playground that is worth a drive for. Other weeks we will feature smaller local playgrounds. Destination playgrounds can become quite crowded with groups or camps, so neighborhood parks can be a good alternative.
Wurster Park is a smaller, neighborhood park located between Main St and Seventh Street. It is located near Allmendinger Park, which was featured last week. Wurster Park is a great alternative if Allmendinger Park is too crowded when you are there.
Address: 525 W. Madison
Unique Features: Wurster Park has a small sandbox complete with and toys. Wurster Park also has a sledding hill. We will have to check it out next winter.
Swings: 2 regular, 2 bucket
Surface: Wood Chips
Sports Fields: Volleyball
Walking Trails: Wurster Park has several paths that lead from park entrances to the playground. There is no circuit to walk. Be warned that several of the paths are hilly.
Parking: Wurster Park is a neighborhood park and does not offer parking. We parked on Edgewood Place which was convenient to the playground. If you park along other bordering streets you will need to climb the hill to the playground.
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This was our first trip to Wurster Park. I did not know that it was there until I saw it on my navigation system on the way to Allmendinger. Wurster Park offers something for kids of all ages.
There is a sand box and small slide for young children. There are two taller slides including a twist slide. There are monkey bars (although my 10 year old could reach them from the ground).
While I wouldn’t suggest Wurster Park as a destination playground, it is a great option if you’re in the neighborhood. It is just a few blocks from Washtenaw Dairy if you want some ice cream or donuts before or after your playground visit. It is also near Allmendinger, if you are there and it is too crowded.
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