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Ann Arbor Longshore Park Playground Review - Back of Structure

Longshore Park

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

Ann Arbor’s Longshore Park

Longshore Park is a small park near the Argo Canoe Livery and across the street from the Huron River. The park includes a play structure, swings,  and picnic tables.

Longshore Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: May 29, 2018

Playground Best for: Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved 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: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –
Seating: Yes, Benches, Picnic Tables. Note, when we visited two picnic tables were next to each other with one in shade and the other in sun.

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Longshore Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 405 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – Street Parking at Longshore, lot at Argo, plus overflow lot
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved walking trail connects Longshore Park to neighborhood sidewalks and Argo overflow lot. From Argo livery, walk across the open fields
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, At Playground, Shady
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: Open Fields

Longshore Park Description

Longshore Park offers a structure and swings. While the playground is in full sun, the picnic benches offer plenty of shade.

Ann Arbor Longshore Park Playground Review - Structure

The playground features a twisty slide and a lower side-by-side slide. There are monkey bars, curved ladders, and more fun on the play structure.

Ann Arbor Longshore Park Playground Review - Back of Structure

Beyond Longshore Park

Longshore Park is across the street from the Argo boat launch and down the street from the Argo Canoe Livery. We parked in the Argo lot across from the boat launch. With several picnic tables, it is a perfect place to take a break and have lunch, dinner, or a snack before or after tubing the Cascades or heading out on a river trip. Argo Cascades - with Tube Longshore Park also makes a great stopping point on a long walk around the river crossing at Barton and the dam at Argo. I have walked from Bandemer to Barton to Beckley Park to Argo and across the dam back to Bandemer

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