Ann Arbor's Clinton Park - Climber to Structure

Clinton 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 Clinton Park part of the Ann Arbor system.

Ann Arbor’s Clinton Park

Clinton Park is a great park for sports with tennis, basketball, softball & baseball fields. It also has a small, shady playground.

Clinton Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: July 3, 2018

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12, Teens
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 1, Straight Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: Yes
See Saw: No
Sandbox: Yes
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 – Many trees around the playground provide shade at different times of day
Seating: Yes, Benches.

Swings picture

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Clinton Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 3300 Stone School Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – A small gravel lot
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved trail connects the playground to the athletic fields and parking.
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: No
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Tennis

Clinton Park Description

The main attraction for Clinton Park are the Basketball and Tennis Courts. It is rare that I drive by without seeing someone on them.

Ann Arbor's Clinton Park - Basketball & Tennis Courts

The playground is located behind the courts and accessible via an asphalt path.

The play structure is small. It features a slide and monkey bars. The structure is better for smaller kids. The slide is not that high. In the picture below, my daughter is contemplating the monkey bars. She was trying to decide if it was high enough for her to hang or if she should climb over the top.

Ann Arbor's Clinton Park - Monkey Bars

The playground is raised above the ground level where the swings, bouncer and sandbox are located via a retaining wall. There is a special climbing entrance to the playground (You can also enter flat via the path)

Ann Arbor's Clinton Park - Climber to Structure

The park also has a single bouncer and a sand area. At 12 and 5’2″, my daughter is big for the bouncers. But, she loves them – even if she’s sick of mom trying to get the perfect picture.

Ann Arbor's Clinton Park - Bouncer

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