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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 Churchill Downs Park part of the Ann Arbor system.
Ann Arbor’s Churchill Downs Park
Churchill Downs Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 30, 2019
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
Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Natural Play: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade –
Seating: Yes, Benches
Churchill Downs Park – Park Details
Churchill Downs Park Description
Playground Closed Summer 2022 – The city of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County are working on stormwater management control. Construction will start in April 2022 and run through Fall 2022. While the project is ongoing, the park including the playground will be closed.
Churchill Downs Park is a small neighborhood park nestled behind homes in the Lawton neighborhood. It has a play structure, sand pit, swings, and more.
Churchill Downs has a small play structure sized for a neighborhood park. It has two slides and several climbing options.
Our favorite part of Churchill Downs Park is the 3 in a Row game. Is a cross between tic-tac-toe and Connect 4. It’s larger than a tic-tac-toe board, with pieces placed like Connect 4. The pieces slide from the outer circle to the game board, so there is no need to worry about the pieces being there. I enjoyed our game more than my daughter since I won.
The Churchill Downs Park has a sandpit. Unlike many Ann Arbor sand pits, it does not have any sand toys. If your child wants to play in the sand, I suggest bringing your own pail, shovel, or trucks.
Churchill Downs Playground also has a dome climber. The inside of the climber has holes kids can crawl through with ladybug flaps.
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