Saline's Brecon Park - Merry Go Round

Brecon Park

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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 Brecon Park in Saline.

Saline’s Brecon Park

Saline’s Brecon Park is in the Rolling Meadows neighborhood and walking distance to Saline District Library. The park offers a structure and stand-alone play equipment, basketball and baseball fields, and trails that connect to the neighborhood.


Brecon Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: July 16, 2019

Playground Best for: Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 5, Straight Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: Yes
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: 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.
Seating: Yes, Bench & Picnic Table

Swings picture

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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.
Bathrooms: No
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
Picnic Benches: Yes, At Playground
Pavilion: No
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.

Saline's Brecon Park - Twisted Ladder

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.

Saline's Brecon Park - Floating Hoop Tunnel

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.

Saline's Brecon Park - Merry Go Round

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.

Saline's Brecon Park - Jungle Gym


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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