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This profile of Pittsfield Township’s Montibeller 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 Montibeller Park in Pittsfield Township.
Pittsfield Township’s Montibeller Park
Montibeller Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: June 28, 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
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 6, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: 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: Partial Shade – The structures are mostly in the sun, but there are large shade trees between them.
Montibeller Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Pittsfield Township
Location: Montibeller Park, 4305 Ellsworth Road, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Gravel lot.
Bathrooms: Yes, Seasonal
Walking Trails: Dirt/Grass – A paved path connects the gravel lot to the playgrounds. There are dirt/grass walking trails through the woods at the back of the park. No path connects the playgrounds to the bathrooms.
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Baseball/Softball, Tennis, Open Fields, Volleyball
Montibeller Park Description
We used to frequent Montibeller Park when my daughter was younger, but it has fallen out of favor in recent years. When my daughter was younger, we visited a playground almost every night after dinner. Over the years, we added our own play structure and began meeting friends at other playgrounds that were more centrally located. However, my daughter remembered Montibeller (or more specifically the park we used to go to a lot but don’t go to anymore) and requested to profile it this week.
I love that Montibeller has two structures. The first structure (closer to the parking lot) is quite tall with a climbing wall that my daughter loves. It also features numerous tunnels to crawl through. Even though the structure is quite tall, she used to beg for help to climb the rock wall to the top.
The second structure is considerably lower and perfect for younger kids. However, with monkey bars, a zip line, and balance elements, it still has features that appeal to older kids. As a young kid, my daughter loved crawling through all the tunnels and playing with the number spinners.
Events at Montibeller Park
Montibeller Park is host to Pittsfield Township Day Camp in the summer. It is also a frequent host of township and other events.
Beyond Montibeller Park
Montibeller Park is located on Ellsworth Road. It is accessible from many neighborhoods on Ellsworth east of Carpenter.
It is an easy walk along sidewalks from the Meijer and Target shopping center. I have parked at Meijer and walked over for large events like the Pittsfield Township Easter Egg hunt when my daughter was a preschooler.
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