Ann Arbor Brookside Park - Dolphin Bouncer

Brookside Park

This profile of Ann Arbor’s Brookside 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 Brookside Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor’s Brookside Park

Brookside Park is a small neighborhood park on Stone School Rd a short walk from Malletts Creek Library. While the park doesn’t have a structure, it does offer swings, a dome climber, chin-up bars, and a dolphin bouncer.

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Brookside Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: July 10, 2018

Structures: 0
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 0,
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: Yes
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 1 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 1 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – Depending on time of day the playground is shady

Swings picture


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Brookside Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 3001 Stone School Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – on Brookside
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: No – Connects to sidewalks on Stone School and Brookside
Water Play: None
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields:


Brookside Park Description

Brookside Park is a small neighborhood park. The park has a climbing bar dome, swings, chin up bars, and a bouncer. There is no play structure or slides.

At 12 my daughter loved the dome climber. I remember having play sets like this on school playgrounds.

Ann Arbor Brookside Park - Dome Climber

She challenged herself on the chin up bars. At 5’2″ she was tall enough to jump to the tallest bars. There are two shorter bars that are better for younger kids.

Ann Arbor Brookside Park - Chin Up Bars

Even at 12, she heads straight for the bouncer. The bouncer at Brookside Park is a dolphin.

Ann Arbor Brookside Park - Dolphin Bouncer


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Beyond Brookside Park

Brookside Park is a quick walk from the Malletts Creek branch of Ann Arbor District Library. Whether you live nearby and can walk to the library or decide to park near Brookside Park and avoid parking at the library, the park makes a great meeting place before or after storytime, crafts, or other library activities.


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