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This profile of Pittsfield Township’s Hickory Woods Park Playground is part of our Tuesday 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 in Pittsfield Township.
Pittsfield Township’s Hickory Woods Park
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
Accessible Structure: Yes
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: 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 –
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
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.
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.
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.
Older kids will also appreciate the monkey bars and other hanging bars to navigate across (or climb on top of like my daughter).
Events at Hickory Woods Park
Pittsfield has occasionally hosted events at Hickory Woods. Check below for upcoming events.
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