Ann Arbor's Esch Park - Structure featuring curved slide and bridge

Esch 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 Esch Park part of the Ann Arbor system.

Ann Arbor’s Esch Park

Esch Park is a five-acre neighborhood park on Esch Ave between Pine Valley and King George Blvd. The park includes play equipment, softball field, and a half-basketball court.

Esch Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: May 16, 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

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: Yes
See Saw: Yes
Sandbox: Yes
Natural Play: No
Swings: 2 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

Swings picture

Esch Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 2705 Esch Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking –
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: No – Paved paths connect the playground to neighborhood sidewalks
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, At Playground, Nearby, Shady, Full Sun, Splinter Free (not made of wood)
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Open Fields

Esch Park Description

Esch Park offers a structure, swings, rockers, and a see-saw. There is also a sand box and chin up bars.

Ann Arbor Esch Park Structure

Even at 12, my daughter had to play with the animal facts spinners.

Ann Arbor Esch Park Animal Fact Spinner

She also tested out the rockers. She’s taller than me, but was still able to rock.

Ann Arbor Esch Park Horse Rocker

The see-saw isn’t too much fun alone, but she made it work with a little help from mom.

One thing that Esch Park lacks is shade.

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