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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 Marshview Meadows Park part of the Pittsfield Township system.
Pittsfield Township’s Marshview Meadows Park
Marshview Meadows Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: June 1, 2023
Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 9, Straight Slide, Tube Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Natural Play: No
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –
Seating: Yes, Benches
Marshview Meadows Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Pittsfield Township
Location: Marsh View Meadows, 300 East Textile Road, Saline, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – A small paved parking lot
Bathrooms: Yes, Seasonal
Walking Trails: Paved – The playground loop is paved. There are a mixed of Paved, Limestone trails, and boardwalks at Pittsfield Preserve that connect to Marsh View Meadows.
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Under Cover of Pavilion
Sports Fields: Open Fields
Marshview Meadows Park Description
We have been visiting Marsh View Meadows Playground for years. Mosquitos can be bad due to the proximity of the playground to the marshy areas. Day time trips are better than evening trips.
The smaller structure is a great option for a toddler or preschooler. It has several ways up, low slides, and tubes to crawl through – or slide down. Of course, my daughter always wanted to be where the action was. She always wanted to be on the larger structure.
My daughter enjoyed the balance steps on the larger structure. At 11.5 she flew across them. However, I remember her wanting to cross them as a toddler and having to help her since her legs were too short to reach the next step. She would balance on the support bar. At least the one side is open for easy parental assistance.
If you use the walking trails, be sure to check your children carefully for ticks – they are bad this summer.
The Pavilion is a great place for a group gathering. My daughter’s preschool rented it every year for a Back to School Picnic and I recently returned for a graduation party. The pavilion and structure were perfect for families and nearby bathrooms are a plus for all. The only downside is the parking lot is a bit small for a large gathering of 50+ families. Electrical outlets are available at the pavilion. I thought they were only available with a pavilion rental, but they were not locked during my July 2022 article update.
Train tracks run to the east of the parks. Sometimes you’ll get to see a train go past.
Events at Marshview Meadows Park
Pittsfield Township holds some of their annual events at Marsh View Meadows. Past events have included fall hayrides.
Beyond Marshview Meadows Park
Marsh View Meadows is located near Pittsfield Preserve. From the playground you can explore the marsh on the limestone trails. The park is also connected to the paved Textile Rd Greenway path that connects to the Pittsfield Preserve with nature trails.
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