Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Larger Structure

Burns 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 Burns Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor’s Burns Park

Burns Park is at the center of the Burns Park neighborhood adjacent to Burns Park Elementary School. The Ann Arbor Senior Center is also located at Burns Park


Burns Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: May 8, 2018

This playground profile was collected prior to our new format which did not gather all of this data. We have included our best guess in the conversion and will add them to our list to be updated. Information most likely to be incorrect is number of slides and structures

Structures: 2
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 5, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: Yes
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 3 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 1 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –

Swings picture


Burns Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: Burns Park, 1300 Baldwin Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – There is a parking lot, but it is far from the playground. For the playground, your best bet is to park on the street – obeying parking signs.
Bathrooms: Yes, Year Round
Walking Trails: No – Paths connect to the neighborhood sidewalks
Water Play: None
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Tennis, Open Fields

Burns Park Description

The playground offers two structures. The smaller structure is great for toddlers since it is lower to the ground and has lower slides.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Small Structure

The larger structure offers both straight and twisty slides, a tic-tac-toe, and a crawl through. There are also two sets of money bars on this structure.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Larger Structure

My daughter is too tall for the monkey bars, but she really enjoyed the climbing chains.

There is a sand box with plenty of toys. There are also trucks and other toys throughout the playground.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Sand Box

I suggest bringing a ball if you want to play Funnel Ball.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Funnel Ball Hoop


Events at Burns Park

Burns Park, the Senior Center, and Burns Park Elementary are all host to a number of events throughout the year.

Don’t miss the annual Burns Park Fundraising Run, Summer Concerts, and more.

Upcoming Events

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