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Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

Best Places to Ice Skate in Ann Arbor

There are several Ann Arbor Ice Skating Rinks available including both indoor and outdoor options in winter.  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 was a gully that was flooded each winter). My school bus took me by the …

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Glacier Highlands Park - Mobius Strip Climbr

Glacier Highlands Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Glacier Highlands Park is a neighborhood park best known as the location of Ann Arbor’s Memorial Day parade. Despite its small size, it has a lot of play options – structure, swings, merry go round, and mobius strip climber.

Ann Arbor Parks with Accessible Playgrounds - photos of accessible structure entrance and adaptive swings

Ann Arbor Parks with Accessible Playgrounds

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Parks with Accessible Playgrounds? The lists below will help you find a playground that will fit your child’s needs all all kids in your family or group to enjoy the playground. Since 2015, Ann Arbor with Kids profiles a playground a week each summer (except 2020, and we’ve gotten …

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Ann Arbor 4th of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? We’ve got a list of all the fireworks (mostly leading up to the 4th), parades, and more fun events. Ann Arbor Fourth of July Fireworks Locally fireworks displays typically happen leading up to July 4th and not on July 4th itself – so make sure …

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Ann Arbor Playgrounds with Baby Swings

Ann Arbor Playgrounds with Baby Swings

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Parks with Baby Swings? We’ve got you covered with the list below. Baby swings are a great way to introduce an older baby or toddler to playgrounds. Even before they can walk they can swing (Safety experts do not recommend park baby swings until children can sit upright alone …

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Ann Arbor Water Parks

Splash the Day Away at an Ann Arbor Water Park

Your water-loving, adventure seeking kids will have a blast at these Ann Arbor Water Parks. Outdoor Water Parks Outdoor water parks operate seasonally – typically Memorial Day to Labor Day. These are a great way to spend a summer day. Rolling Hills Blue Heron Bay Jump Island Splash ‘n’ Blast Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center …

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Ann Arbor Fireworks Display

Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays in 2022? We are still gathering information as displays are announced for 2022. When I moved to Ann Arbor I was surprised to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead …

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Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies Summer 2022

Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies

I’ve loved seeing outdoor movies since my first trip to the drive-in. There are lots of options for outdoor movies near Ann Arbor. Since COVID, outdoor & drive-in movies are great for maintaining social distance especially with kids not yet able to be vaccinated. Michigan summer nights are often cool making for great movie watching …

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Places to Get Wet Near Ann Arbor

Places to Get Wet Near Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor area Pools, Water Parks, and Splash Pads are returning to operation in 2021. They are phasing in their operations as local restrictions are lifted. All of the locations on our list are opt to the public without a membership. Admission fees are noted where needed. One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer …

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