Olson Park Playground Profile - Queen of the Mountain

Olson Park

This profile of Ann Arbor’s Olson 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 Olson Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor’s Olson Park

Ann Arbor’s Olson Park is on the north side of town. It features a play area with lots of challenging climbing structures and a sandbox for younger kids. There is also a dog park and sports fields

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Olson Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: May 31, 2017

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: 0
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 0,
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: Yes
Swings: No
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Rubber Mats
Shade: No –

Swings picture


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Olson Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: Olson Park, 1515 Dhu Varren Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot –
Bathrooms: Yes, Year Round
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved paths around park, pond, and athletic fields. Also several unpaved paths.
Water Play: None
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Basketball, Soccer


Olson Park Description

Olson Park lacks a traditional playground structure. They do have several climbing features. My 11 year old found parts of the rock walls and climbing structure challenging.

Olson Park Playground - Rock Wall

She loves American Ninja Warrior so she enjoyed the challenge of climbing the rope.

Olson Park Playground Profile - Rope Challenge

Some of the climbing structures are easier and would be appropriate for younger kids. There is also a sand digger and sand funnel for younger children.

Olson Park Playground Profile - Sand Digger and Funnel Table

With it’s rubber mats in the main playground area, Olson Park is part of our Mess-Free Playground Series.

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Events at Olson Park

Olson Park occasionally holds events. In recent years they have been a location for Christmas tree disposal.

Upcoming Events

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