Category Archives: Parks

Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

There are several Ann Arbor Ice Skating Rinks available including both indoor and outdoor options. Last year Ann Arbor added 3 natural outdoor rinks. For the 2017-2018 winter, there are 3 natural outdoor rinks which opened in late December As a child my favorite part of winter was ice skating. When I lived in Illinois, our neighborhood park offered outdoor ice skating (basically it […]

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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

With the crazy hot temperatures this week, it seems like a good time to pull together a list of some creeks, rivers, and lakes that can be visited year round. Note: None of these locations have lifeguards. Use your own judgement and properly supervise your kids. Argo Park The Argo Cascades offer kayaking and tubing as the Huron River bypasses […]

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Rotary Club’s Centennial Playground at Gallup Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Centennial Playground at Gallup Park - Structure with Shade

Today we are profiling the new Rotary Club of Ann Arbor’s Centennial Playground at Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park. With a prime location along the banks of the Huron River and Geddes Pond and multiple playgrounds, Gallup Park is one of Ann Arbor’s premier parks. With walking trails, boating, and fishing you could easily spend several hours at Gallup Park.

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Cranbrook Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Cranbrook Playground - Sign

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 Cranbrook Park, a playground on the South West side of Ann Arbor. Cranbrook Park is in the neighborhood behind the Cranbrook Village Shopping Center. Check out all of our Tuesday Playground Profiles. Cranbrook […]

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Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends earlier this week. The 2017 season ends on Labor Day, but they should be back for 2018. We had a great time at Jump Island Brighton. My daughter […]

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Arbor Oaks Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Arbor Oaks Playground Profile - Pirate Ship Structure

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 Arbor Oaks Park, a playground on the south side of Ann Arbor (follow Stone School south past the I-94 or go up Stone School off of Ellsworth) located at the intersection of Champagne […]

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Maryfield Wildwood Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Maryfield Wildwood Park - Entrance

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 Maryfield Wildwood Park, a playground on the West side of Ann Arbor located at the intersection of Westwood Ave and Maryfield Dr. Check out all of our Tuesday Playground Profiles. Maryfield Wildwood Park […]

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