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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 Mushroom Park part of the Ann Arbor system.
Ann Arbor’s Mushroom Park
Mushroom Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: August 6, 2019
Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Natural Play: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 1 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 1 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade –
Seating: Yes, Benches, Mushroom Stools & Picnic Table
Mushroom Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 1800 Waltham Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – Parking is available on both Waltham and Saxon
Walking Trails: No – A paved path connects both Waltham and Saxon to the playground and connect to sidewalks on both sides.
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, At Playground, Shady
Sports Fields: Open Fields
Mushroom Park Description
As we pulled up to Mushroom Park, we immediately saw the inspiration for the name. The park is separated from Waltham by rolling hills that remind me of mushroom houses.
Behind the hills are mushrooms for climbing. You will probably have to help your kids get on top of them. My daughter was able to get on both, but she is nearly 5’5″.
Mushroom Park has a small play structure sized for a neighborhood park. It has two slides and several climbing options. The structure has some shade. On the platform is a little race car console for kids to drive.
My daughter who is nearly 5’5″ appreciated the height of the monkey bars. She couldn’t reach them from the ground. At many parks she has to pull her legs up in order to cross the monkey bars. But, that makes them high for younger kids.
Mushroom Park has a cute little area setup with a small theater window. There are small mushroom seats set up in front of it.
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