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This profile of Saline’s Brecon Park Playground 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 Brecon Park in Saline.
Saline’s Brecon Park
Brecon Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 16, 2019
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 5, Straight Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: Yes
See Saw: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – There are lots of tall trees surrounding the playground.
Brecon Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Saline
Location: 397 Nichols Drive, Saline, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Parking lots on Harris St & Nichols St, but street parking on Watson is closest to the play area.
Walking Trails: Paved – A paved trail connects Brecon Park to the neighborhood sidewalk and to a trail to the Saline Library. The playground is not directly on the trail.
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Open Fields
Brecon Park Description
Saline’s Brecon Park includes both a play structure and standalone play equipment. Standalone equipment includes two slides, a merry-go-round, and a climber.
The play structure at Brecon Park features 3 slides. It is not a super tall structure, but does have more difficult climbing elements than many playgrounds.
On one side is the twisty ladder. My daughter quickly figured it out, but it will be challenging for younger kids.
To get to the higher slides is the floating hoop tunnel. There is also a floating hoop ladder. At 5’5, these are a bit challenging for my teen due to her height. But, I also don’t recommend them for toddlers or young preschoolers.
Merry-go-rounds were much more common when I was younger. There are only a few playgrounds around town with them. My daughter always loves spinning around on them.
Brecon Park also has two stand alone slides, swings, and a jungle gym. It was starting to rain on our visit – it started with a mist and was getting heavier, so we did not get closer before retreating to our car.
Beyond Brecon Park
The Saline District Library is about a 10 minute walk from Brecon Park. In 2013, a non-motorized path was constructed to provide a conenction.
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