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Prairie Park

This profile of Pittsfield Township’s Prairie 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 Prairie Park in Pittsfield Township.

Pittsfield Township’s Prairie Park

Pittsfield Township’s Prairie Park is behind the Township offices at the intersection of Michigan Ave and Platt Rd. Prairie Park offers two play areas and is a great place to visit when attending the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market. If you’re a Pittsfield resident (like us), you can stop and play…

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Prairie Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: July 11, 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: 2
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 4, Straight Slide, Tube Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Swings: 0 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: No –

Swings picture


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Prairie Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Pittsfield Township
Location: 6201 West Michigan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Parking Lot at Pittsfield Township Office
Bathrooms: Yes, Year Round
Walking Trails: Dirt/Grass – A mowed trail through the prairie. At the township office and connects to pedestrian walkways on Platt Rd and Michigan Ave
Water Play: None
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields:


Prairie Park Description

We have been visiting Prairie Park Playground for years. I remember my daughter getting stuck at the bottom of the “U” tunnel at 2.5 and having to climb down to retrieve her – without sliding into her. Now at 11.5, she has no problem mastering the interlocking tunnels.

My daughter’s favorite part of Prairie Park is the Zip Line. At 4’11”, she is finding most playground zip lines too short. She had no problem hanging from the one at Prairie Park. 

Prairie Park - Zip Line

When I shared a photograph of the park after our visit, a couple of readers commented that they have had issues with ticks at the playground. Be sure to check your children carefully after any playground visit (here or anywhere else). In past years, there have been lots of mosquitos at the playground, particularly at twilight. We had no issues with mosquitos on this visit.


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Events at Prairie Park

Prairie Park is at the Pittsfield Township Office. The Pittsfield Farmers Market is held at the Township Office. Pittsfield Township also hosts events like Passport2Pittsfield at the Township Office and the Public Safety building next door.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
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09/23/2021
2:00pm-6:00pm
Pittsfield Township Farmers Market
at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI
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09/30/2021
2:00pm-6:00pm
Pittsfield Township Farmers Market
at Pittsfield Township Offices, Ann Arbor MI

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