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Dexter Community Park - See-Saw/Bouncer

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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 Community Park part of the Dexter system.

Dexter’s Community Park

Community Park has two structures with an amazing 6 slides. With one structure geared to tots, plenty of swings, an abundance of picnic tables, a pavilion, a soccer field adjacent to the tot play structure, and basketball courts across the street from the main park, there is plenty for everyone.

Community Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 13, 2021

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12, Teens
Structures: 2
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 6, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: Yes
See Saw: Yes
Sandbox: No
Natural Play: No
Swings: 4 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –
Seating: Yes, Benches and Picnic Tables scattered throughout

Swings picture

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Community Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Dexter
Location: 3575 Ryan Drive, Dexter, MI, USA
Parking: No Parking – Parking is difficult at Community Park. I parked in one of the neighborhoods. You can also park at the shopping center in front.
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved trail loops around the pavilion and through the park connecting to two neighborhoods and shopping.
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Under Cover of Pavilion, Full Sun
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Basketball, Soccer, Open Fields

Community Park Description

Dexter’s Community Park is a great neighborhood park in Dexter. It has much more to offer than many neighborhood parks, but parking challenges and lack of restrooms make it less attractive as a destination park.

As I walked to the playground, I was first struck by the 4-seat bouncer/see-saw combination. I was disappointed my daughter wasn’t with me to try it out.

Dexter Community Park - See-Saw/Bouncer

The larger play structure at Community Park features 4 slides: A side-by side racer slice, a straight slide, and a twisty slide. Kids can measure themselves against the height markers or take a rest on the built-in bench.

Dexter Community Park - Large Structure with Heights and bench

Next to the larger structure are two funnel ball hoops. Make sure to bring your own ball.

Dexter Community Park - Funnel Ball Hoops with swings beyond

Between the structures are the swings and bouncers. With 4 traditional sling swings, 4 bouncers, and 2 baby bucket swings kids should not have to wait too long for a turn.

Dexter Community Park - Four Bouncers - dinosaur, motorcycle, duck, and whale

The smaller structure is just the right size for toddlers and has 2 slides. Both structures have what looks like a slide from the side, but with studded hand and footholds for climbing.

Dexter Community Park - Small Structure is low to the ground

Community Park is a great location for a picnic with lots of picnic tables, grills, and a pavilion.

Dexter Community Park - Picnic tables in grass surrounding pavilion

Community Park also offers a chance for sports with a soccer field, open fields, and basketball courts. The basketball courts are on the opposite side of Ryan Drive from the rest of the park.

Dexter Community Park - Basketball Courts Across the street

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