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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 Kilburn Park part of the Ann Arbor system.
Ann Arbor’s Kilburn Park
Kilburn Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: August 3, 2022
Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 4, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Natural Play: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Shade: No –
Seating: Yes, Picnic Table & Bench
Kilburn Park – Park Details
Kilburn Park Description
Kilburn Park immediately drew my attention because I lived on Kilburn Rd. for a few years as a kid. I can’t believe it took me 5 years of doing playground profiles to visit Kilburn Park.
The smaller structure is great for younger kids. It is only two steps off the ground and has a small slide. While it isn’t a racer slide with two separate slide areas, it is wide enough for two small children. On the platform are a steering wheel and spinners.
Leading from the smaller structure to the big structure are small stepping stools. However, I think the last step might be too big from the stools to the bigger structure ladder.
The larger structure is great for older kids. It has a twisty slide and side by side racer slides. A broken bridge connects the slides to the monkey bars.
The monkey bars connect the larger structure to the climbing ladders. The platform by the climbing ladders is the only section that you cannot access via rubber mats.
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