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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Lansdowne 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 Lansdowne Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 13, 2021
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 1 baby swings, 1 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – There are plenty of tall trees around the playground that will give shade at some times of day. The structure roof is open
Lansdowne Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 601 Lans Way, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking –
Walking Trails: No – Paved path connects playground to sidewalks, basketball court, and a rain garden
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Basketball, Soccer
Lansdowne Park Description
The playground at Lansdowne Park features a single structure with slides including a side-by side racer slide.
The structure features these floating islands to traverse and S shaped monkey bars. My daughter has always loved the floating islands and can’t resist the monkey bars – even though as a 5’6″ teen she finds most too low to the ground now.
Next to the structure is a separate climbing feature. I’m not quite sure how the kids use the V shaped climber, but I’m sure the kids have no trouble figuring out more than one way to use it to climb up and down. I can see some kids sitting atop the bar and using the rungs to climb the pole while others may hang from the bars to climb.
For younger kids, closer to the ground there are two bouncers and a sandbox with a couple of shovels and molds.
In addition to the playground, Lansdowne Park has both a basketball court and a soccer field. These features will be sure to draw the interest of groups of tweens and teens.
Finally, make sure to stop and visit the rain garden.
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