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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Plymouth Parkway 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 Plymouth Parkway Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Plymouth Parkway Park
Plymouth Parkway Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: May 1, 2018
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: 3, Straight Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: 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 – Our visit was before there were leaves on the trees, so it was hard to predict how shady it is in summer
Plymouth Parkway Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 1100 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – Very limited street parking is available. The park is best left for those who live locally or are walking through
Walking Trails: Paved – A paved path runs through the park and connects to sidewalks on Plymouth and Broadway.
Water Play: Natural Water – A creek runs through the park and is the perfect depth for wading.
Plymouth Parkway Park Description
Plymouth Parkway Park is a nice small park. With trees to provide shade and a creek for wading, it is a great choice to cool off on a warm summer day. My daughter tried wading in the creek. But even though it was 80 today, we have not had enough warm days yet this spring to warm the water.
On the play structure, my daughter really enjoyed the chain ladder. Of course being 12 she used it to climb onto the structure.
The structure is great for young kids with a low double slide and then a taller slide for older kids. Young kids will also enjoy the “stage” window and putting on a puppet show.
Beyond Plymouth Parkway Park
It is a great park for a picnic. There are also picnic benches available. Cottage Inn, Broadway Cafe, and India Cafe are in a strip mall next to the park offering options for take out (and parking if you are buying food).
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