Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Structure from Front

Pilgrim Park

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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 Pilgrim Park part of the Ann Arbor system.

Ann Arbor’s Pilgrim Park

Pilgrim Park is a neighborhood park on Verle Rd on the west side of Platt Rd in Ann Arbor

Pilgrim Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 28, 2019

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: Yes
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Natural Play: 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 – Playground is mostly sunny, shade is available at benches and table
Seating: Yes, Benches

Swings picture

Pilgrim Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 2966 Verle Ave, Ann Arbor
Parking: Street Parking –
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: No – A path connects to the neighborhood sidewalk and makes a small loop in the park.
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Shady
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: Open Fields

Pilgrim Park Description

As we walked up the asphalt path, my initial impression was that the structure was one of the small neighborhood playground structures. Then we got closer and I walked around the side. It was larger than my initial impression.

Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Structure from the back

The structure has 3 different slides and a crawl through tube. There is a tic-tac-toe board and steering wheel at ground level. The Pilgrim Park structure has a couple of ways to climb onto the structure. It also has curved monkey bars allowing for the compact profile from the street.

Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Curved Monkey Bars

Of course my daughter headed for the zip line.

Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Zip Line

In addition to the structure and swings, there are two bouncers. They are low to the ground and would be great for toddlers and preschoolers. My daughter loves bouncers and usually tries them even though she’s too big for most of them. But, she didn’t even give these a try.

Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Bouncers

At the edge of the playground is Funnel Ball. Beyond that is a shady circle enclosed by the path with benches and tables. It’s perfect for a picnic.

Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Funnel Ball & Shade

On the other side of the structure is an open field great for kids to run around or play ball.

I was intrigued by the water fountain at Pilgrim Park. It was just the fountain – no catch bowl. I didn’t give it a try, but I imagine it would be easy to refill a water bottle.

Ann Arbor's Pilgrim Park - Water Fountain

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