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This profile of Manchester’s Chi-Bro 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 Chi-Bro Park in Manchester.
Manchester’s Chi-Bro Park
Chi-Bro Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: August 20, 2021
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: Yes
See Saw: Yes
Swings: 5 traditional swings, 0 baby swings, 1 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade –
Chi-Bro Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Manchester
Location: Chi-Bro Park, 209 Ann Arbor Street, Manchester, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Paved parking lot
Walking Trails: Paved – The Manchester Shared Use Trail is adjacent to the park and circles the pond in the park. It also connects to sidewalks in downtown Manchester. I did not have a chance to explore the paths
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Basketball, Volleyball
Chi-Bro Park Description
Chi-Bro Park’s structures have a public safety theme. The large structure is a giant fire-truck complete with a tube to crawl from one end to the other.
The fire truck has wheels for “steering” both the front and back of the fire truck, monkey bars built in to connect the sections, and a fire pole. The rear of the truck has 3 slides – a twisty slide and a pair of racer slides
The smaller structure is themed as a police/patrol car. This structure does not have any slides, but has a platform, a seat to “drive”, letter spinners, and more.
Even the see-saw is in on the theming with dalmatians in fire hats on it.
The swings at Chi-Bro Park include a parent/baby swing. The baby bucket is connected to a traditional sling swing. The parent (or older child) can swing instead of pushing the baby.
Events at Chi-Bro Park
Chi-Bro Park is an occasional host of Manchester area events.
Beyond Chi-Bro Park
Chi-Bro Park is located along the Manchester Shared Use Trail.
Across the street from the park is River Raisin Park. Take a walk across to visit the riverside, and then explore downtown Manchester.
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