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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 Rose Park part of the Ann Arbor system.
Ann Arbor’s Rose Park
Rose Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: August 21, 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
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 4, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: 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 – Large trees semi-close to the structure will provide shade at some times of day.
Seating: Yes, Benches
Rose Park – Park Details
Rose Park Description
My daughter loved the monkey bars at Rose Park. Unlike most structures, these are higher at both ends making them more challenging. Of course my daughter had no problem – and was even able to keep her feet off the ground.
The twisty slide at Rose Park is wider than most – although I don’t recommend going down side by side. There is a small side-by-side slide on the same structure for younger kids who like to go down in pairs.
Rose Park is perfect for younger kids with a dedicated Tot Structure. For size comparison, my daughter is 5’2″ in the picture. When she was a toddler, I liked having small structures that she could play on independently.
My daughter typically loves the bouncers. Rose Park has two, but they are very small. Perfect for young kids. I thought the Raccoon bouncer was adorable! It was my favorite part of the park.
Beyond Rose Park
Rose Park is adjacent to Mary Beth Doyle Park. There is a paved connection on Hikone Dr to Buhr Park is also just across Packard Rd (Be sure to cross safely at a crosswalk). Head over for their playground, tennis courts, pool, and Cobblestone Farms.
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