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This profile of Dexter’s Mill Creek North 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 Mill Creek North Park in Dexter.
Dexter’s Mill Creek North Park
Mill Creek North Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 19, 2021
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Swings: 4 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – Playground is full sun, but grassy area around it is shaded
Mill Creek North Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Dexter
Location: 8140 Main Street, Dexter, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Behind the Fire Station
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved and Wooden Boardwalk connect the park to Mill Creek South and Hudson Mills Metro Park. There is a wooden stairway to Dexter District Library and Dexter Farmers Market. You can get to downtown through the Farmers Market or through the parking lot by the Fire Station (no stairs)
Water Play: Natural Water – Mill Creek is adjacent to the park and is shallow enough for splashing. The area by the play area can be fast moving with rapids. If you walk under the bridge to Mill Creek South, the water is slower before the rapids.
Mill Creek North Park Description
The structure at Dexter’s Mill Creek North Playground is on the smaller side and is perfect for younger kids. With side by side slides, a short crawling tunnel, and a curved slide, it will give a toddler or preschooler enough to explore.
But, it is a shorter structure that even young elementary kids will find limited. The older kids will probably be more intrigued by climbing up the rock (and jumping off). There are plenty of swings for all ages with 4 regular swings and 2 baby swings.
Mill Creek runs alongside the playground. This offers opportunities to wade in Mill Creek. The water is shallow, but beware of the current.
Or stroll along the creek to the north or south. Heading north will offer more shade – and a chance to find the Dexter Friendly Troll..
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