Island Park Playground Profile

Island Park

This profile of Ann Arbor’s Island 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 Island Park part of the Ann Arbor system.

Ann Arbor’s Island Park

Island Park is on an island in the Huron River. It is a great park with a small structure and also to splash in the river. The river is shallow and slow moving.

Island Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: May 23, 2017

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8
Structures: 2
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: Yes
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: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – Lots of shade trees on Island Park, although the playground is not well shaded
Seating: Yes,

Swings picture

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Island Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: Island Park, 1420 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot –
Bathrooms: Yes, Seasonal
Walking Trails: Paved – There are paved paths from the parking lots to the island, around the island, and a wooden bridge to Fuller Park (although no path once you reach Fuller Park)
Water Play: Natural Water – A great park for splashing with slow moving shallow water in spots.
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Shady, Full Sun
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields:

Island Park Description

Island Park has a nice small playground. In addition to the structure which offers several slides, there are ground level activities and bouncers.

My 11 year old, was too tall for the monkey bars, but that didn’t stop her from taking a turn on the bouncers.

Island Park Playground Profile - Bouncer

Events at Island Park

Island Park occasionally hosts events.

Upcoming Events

K-5 Nature Crafts: Build a Dragonfly
at Island Park, Ann Arbor Michigan
Huron River Day 2024
at Island Park, Ann Arbor Michigan

Beyond Island Park

Island Park is a great place to exit the Huron River when tubing past the Argo Cascades. The river starts to slow down after Island Park. Island Park connects to Fuller Park via a bridge over the river. Check out the Fuller Park Playground Profile. Island Park is a great playground to visit if you are at Fuller Park for a sports game. It is closer to some of the fields than the Fuller Park Playground. Fuller Park Towers

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