Gallup Park - Spinner & Slide

Livery Playground at Gallup Park

This profile of Ann Arbor’s Livery Playground at Gallup 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 Livery Playground at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor’s Livery Playground at Gallup Park

Gallup Park is one of Ann Arbor’s premier parks spanning both banks of the Huron River. The Livery Playground is a small play area with a slide on the hill, rock climbing, and more.

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Livery Playground at Gallup Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 17, 2016

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: 0
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 1, Straight Slide, Tube Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: Yes
Swings: 0 traditional swings, 0 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Rubber Mats
Shade: Partial Shade – There are some trees around the playground. It is also located near the river which can make it a bit cooler

Swings picture


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Livery Playground at Gallup Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – The Livery parking lot between the circle and the one lane bridge is the best lot for this playground. However, it fills quickly. If that is the case, proceed over the bridge and park there.
Bathrooms: Yes, Year Round
Walking Trails: Paved – Gallup Park has paved and gravel walking paths throughout. It also is part of the Washtenaw County Border2Border trail with connections to Parker Mill and
Water Play: Natural Water – The river is near the playground. But, the livery area isn’t the best place to splash unless you’re going out in a boat.
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields:


Livery Playground at Gallup Park Description

With its prime location on the banks of the Huron River and Geddes Pond, Gallup Park is one of Ann Arbor’s premier parks. With multiple playgrounds, walking trails, boating, and fishing you could easily spend several hours at Gallup Park. We have split the playgrounds into 3 different profiles. Originally they were separate because they were added at different times, but they are so distinct they are each deserving of their own review.

The Play Area Canoe Livery offers a rubber mat base instead of mulch making it a great choice after a rain storm (like today). This play area does not have a traditional play structure.

I love that the tube slide uses the natural hill. The picture also shows Arbor Annie sitting on a spinner.

Gallup Park - Spinner & Slide

For my daughter there is her favorite – a tire swing.

Gallup Park - Canoe Livery Play Area - Tire Swing

She also loved climbing the rock walls.

Gallup Park - Canoe Livery Play Area - Climbing Wall


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Events at Livery Playground at Gallup Park

As Ann Arbor’s premier park, Gallup Park is a frequent event host.

Some of our favorite Gallup Park events are Huron River Day and Trick or Treat on the River.

Upcoming Events

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Beyond Livery Playground at Gallup Park

You could spend an entire day at Gallup Park with 3 playgrounds, the canoe livery, a butterfly garden, and the trails.

Don’t miss our profile of the other two Gallup Park playgrounds – the Centennial Playground and the Bilik Orbach playground.

The Centennial Playground is the largest play area at Gallup. With two small structures and many standalone activities, it offers something for everyone.

Gallup Park Centennial Playground - Green Structure

The Bilik Orbach playground is a small play structure located just over the one lane bridge.

Gallup Park - Second Play Area

The Gallup Canoe Livery is a main draw to Gallup Park. You can rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboat for exploring Gallup Pond. It is also the terminus point for river trips from Argo.

Ann Arbor Still Water Paddles - Kayaking

Gallup Park also offers fishing with a youth fishing pond near the Centennial Playground. We have never gone fishing there, but it is always a great place to see ducks and geese. I caution against feeding the ducks and geese anything because they can get fairly aggressive. If you do feed them, bread is not good for them. A few options are oats, rice, birdseed, chopped lettuce, or sliced grapes.


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