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Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Shaded picnic area

Recreation Park

This profile of Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park Playground is part of our 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 Recreation Park part of the Ypsilanti system.

Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park

Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park features a semi-shaded playground, a play structure, and is the location of Rutherford Pool.

Recreation Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 7, 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

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 4, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Natural Play: No
Swings: 3 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade –
Seating: No

Swings picture

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Recreation Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ypsilanti
Location: 1017 Congress Street, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Two parking lots, one near the playground and one near Rutherford Pool
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: Paved –
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Under Cover of Pavilion, Shady
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball



Recreation Park Description

Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park offers a semi-shaded playground. The structure is not very tall, but it features several slides. There is a twisty slide, straight slides, and a double slide perfect for younger kids.

Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Double Slide

Recreation Park has a pavilion available. The park also has a well-shaded picnic area. 

Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Shaded picnic area

There are both regular and baby swings available. However, they are not next to each other which may be less than ideal if you have children at multiple ages.

Beyond Recreation Park

Recreation park is also the home of Ypsilanti’s Rutherford Pool. We did not visit the pool while at Recreation Park, but we did make sure to grab a picture.

Ypsilanti's Recreation Park - Rutherford Pool
Learn more about Rutherford Pool in our Places to Get Wet – Pools, Water Parks, & Splash Pads.

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