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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Placid Way 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 Placid Way Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Placid Way Park
Placid Way Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: June 18, 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
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: Yes
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – Depends on time of day
Placid Way Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 2399 Placid Way, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Small lot on Placid Way, Street Parking also available
Walking Trails: Paved – The paved path connects Placid Way to the playground and to Omlesaad in Foxfire South
Water Play: None
Placid Way Park Description
Ann Arbor’s Placid Way Park is a small neighborhood park connecting Placid Way at Tuebingen to Omlesaad at Meadow Ridge in Foxfire South. The playground features a structure, climbing star, swings, and more fun.
Placid Way Park offers something for kids of all ages. The structure is small and better for younger kids. Older kids will enjoy the 3D climbing star, seesaw, spinning cups, and funnel ball.
The structure has two slides and various ways to climb up. It also includes ground level driving wheel and drums. On the platform are spinners with shapes.
My 13 year old daughter is 5’5″ and quickly gravitated to the seesaw, spinning cups, and the climbing structure.
She ran straight for the seesaw. It was bouncy enough that she could enjoy it even without someone on the other end.
It took some convincing to get her to stop spinning the cup for a picture – or at least to slow it down enough. My guess is that younger kids will fit entirely in the cup. They may need help spinning or just getting in and out.
She challenged herself to climb the star without putting her hands on the ropes. She used the support bars and quickly scaled to the top. My daughter is nearly 5’5″ with long arms and legs, so I don’t recommend this challenge for most kids.
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