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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
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
Accessible Structure: No
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Rubber Mats
Shade: No –
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
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.
She loves American Ninja Warrior so she enjoyed the challenge of climbing the rope.
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.
With it’s rubber mats in the main playground area, Olson Park is part of our Mess-Free Playground Series.
Events at Olson Park
Olson Park occasionally holds events. In recent years they have been a location for Christmas tree disposal.
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