Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

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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 - Structure

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
Surface: Mulch
Bathrooms: Port a Potty near baseball field, may be bathrooms at the community center when open
Shade: Yes
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Yes- Basketball and baseball
Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Sports FieldsWalking 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.

Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Double Slide

Recreation Park has a pavilion available. The park also has a well-shaded picnic area. 

Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - 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.

Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Rutherford Pool

Have you been to Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park? What is your favorite part?

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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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