Hickory Woods Park - Rock Arch

Hickory Woods Park


This profile of Pittsfield Township’s Hickory Woods Park Playground is part of our 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 Hickory Woods Park part of the Pittsfield Township system.

Pittsfield Township’s Hickory Woods Park

Pittsfield Township’s Hickory Woods Park has a structure with several slides, climbing elements, a rock arch, and swings.

Hickory Woods Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 2, 2016

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: Yes
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: 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: No –
Seating: Yes, Benches around the playground.

Swings picture

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Hickory Woods Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Pittsfield Township
Location: Hickory Woods Park, 5415 Crane Road, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot –
Bathrooms: Yes, Seasonal
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved trails from parking lot and adjacent neighborhoods through the forest, across the prairie, and around the playground. Gravel path around a pond, Dirt and mowed paths through forest and prairie. Watch for poison ivy on dirt trails
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, At Playground, Nearby, Under Cover of Pavilion, Full Sun
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Open Fields

Hickory Woods Park Description

Pittsfield Township’s Hickory Woods Park was opened in 2012 after being converted from a golf course. It is walking distance from our house, so we visit quite often.

Major Construction Project (Spring 2022 & ongoing)

Hickory Woods Park is currently torn up for a major construction project replacing sewer lines. The playground is unaffected, but the south side of the park and the eastern edge are currently dug up including destruction of the path in the south west section.

The playground at Hickory Woods Park is great for small kids with a few attractions for older kids too. The play structure offers small slides, a crawl through tunnel (that is level), and drums.

Hickory Woods Park - Small Slide & Drums

The rock arch is a nice climbing structure for older kids. I have memories of the day my 5 year old decided to jump off the top, and I was sure we were going to be heading to the hospital before she managed to land on her feet.

Hickory Woods Park - Rock Arch

Older kids will also appreciate the monkey bars and other hanging bars to navigate across (or climb on top of like my daughter).

Hickory Woods Park - On Top of Monkey Bars

Events at Hickory Woods Park

Pittsfield has occasionally hosted events at Hickory Woods. Check below for upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

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