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Mill Pond Park

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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 Mill Pond Park in Saline.

Saline’s Mill Pond Park

Mill Pond Park is Saline’s largest park and a great destination to play or for one of the many community events held at the park. In addition to the large wooden play structure, it has a creek for wading, a dog park, open fields, and a partially wooded island to…


Mill Pond Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: July 5, 2016

This playground profile was collected prior to our new format which did not gather all of this data. We have included our best guess in the conversion and will add them to our list to be updated. Information most likely to be incorrect is number of slides and structures

Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 1, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Swings: 4 traditional swings, 3 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –

Swings picture


Mill Pond Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Saline
Location: 565 West Bennett Street, Saline, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot –
Bathrooms: Yes, Year Round
Walking Trails: Dirt/Grass – Mill Pond Park has plenty of acreage to explore. There are some short paved paths. It mostly has large grassy area and grass trails. These may not be very easy for families with strollers, wagons, wheelchairs or limited mobility to explore.
Water Play: Natural Water – The best place for splashing is in the shallow creek the runs through the park. You can also splash or even canoe on the deeper Mill Pond.
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Open Fields, Gaga Pit

Mill Pond Park Description

My daughter and I both walked away from Mill Pond Park wondering why we had never visited before. We are definitely putting it on our list to visit again, maybe with friends so to take advantage of the gaga pit. The park offers something for kids of all ages. My 10 year old found plenty to climb or challenge herself with.

Mill Pond Park - Climbing Challenge

At the same time, there is an area designed for younger children. This area has a smaller slide, bucket swings, and smaller climbing areas. It is separated from the rest of the playground by a fence, although the entrance from the rest of the playground is open.

Mill Pond Park - Small Kids


Events at Mill Pond Park

Mill Pond Park is the host for many events in Saline. Their biggest event is the annual Saline Celtic Festival.
Saline Celtic Festival - 5 Tips

They also host movies in the park every summer and the annual kids Mini Mastodon fun run on the last day of school. They also are a location of Rec on the Go programs each summer.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
The Great Pumpkin Roll
at Mill Pond Park, Saline Michigan

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