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 Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park 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 Recreation Park in the City of Ypsilanti.
Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park
Recreation Park is a large park in the City of Ypsilanti. In addition to a playground, it also features sports fields and Ypsilanti’s Rutherford Pool
Recreation Park Profile
Location: 1017 Congress St, Ypsilanti
Unique Features: Rutherford Pool, Shade
Swings: Yes – 3 Regular, 2 baby
Bathrooms: Port a Potty near baseball field, may be bathrooms at the community center when open
Sports Fields: Yes- Basketball and baseball
Walking Trails: Yes
Parking: Yes. Two lots one near the playground and one near Rutherford Pool
Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park Profile
Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park offers a semi-shaded playground. The structure is not very tall, but it features several slides. There is a twisty slide, straight slides, and a double slide perfect for younger kids.
Recreation Park has a pavilion available. The park also has a well-shaded picnic area.
There are both regular and baby swings available. However, they are not next to each other which may be less than ideal if you have children at multiple ages.
Recreation park is also the home of Ypsilanti’s Rutherford Pool. We did not visit the pool while at Recreation Park, but we did make sure to grab a picture.
Have you been to Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park? What is your favorite part?