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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Burns 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 Burns Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s 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
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 5, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
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 –
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
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.
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.
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.
I suggest bringing a ball if you want to play Funnel Ball.
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.
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