Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Entrance Sign

North Main Park

This profile of Ann Arbor’s North Main 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 North Main Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor’s North Main Park

North Main Park is the perfect park to combine with a visit to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market or the Kerrytown region. It is just a short walk away (and there is FREE street parking).


North Main Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: July 23, 2019

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

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Swings: 0 traditional swings, 0 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –
Seating: Yes, Picnic Table (This profile predates gathering this information, our pictures do not show any other benches)

Swings picture

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North Main Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 604 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – Street Parking on 4th Avenue
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: Paved – A paved path connects N. Main and 4th Avenue
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, At Playground, Full Sun, Splinter Free (not made of wood)
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields:

North Main Park Description

North Main Park is a small park with a great location. It runs between North Main Street and 4th Avenue. Street Parking is available on the northbound side of 4th Avenue.

The play structure at North Main Park is small and best for younger kids. The structure has a double racer slide and several ways to climb up.

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Structure

There is a tire swing. It is best for early morning or spring/fall. Even though it was not hot today (mid-70s), my daughter said it was too hot to sit on.

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Tire Swing

We were all intrigued by the chess/checker board on the table at the park, however you need to bring your own pieces to play a game.

Ann Arbor's North Main Park Playground Profile - Checkerboard Table


Beyond North Main Park

Our visit to North Main park was part of a trip to Kerrytown in summer 2019. We were earning AADL Summer Game partner badges in Kerrytown. We had packed lunch, but did stop at Zingerman’s for a few add-ons to our lunch. North Main Park is a 5 minute walk or less from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Kerrytown Shops, and Zingerman’s Deli. Google says it is a 6 minute walk from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Wheeler Park is also nearby – but will require walking up a hill after visiting. Check out our Playground Profile of Wheeler Park and plan an outing to include both parks. Wheeler Park - Tuesday Playground Profile - Sign & Pavilion


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