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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 Scheffler Park part of the Ann Arbor system.
Ann Arbor’s Scheffler Park
Scheffler Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 26, 2016
Playground Best for: Kids 5-8
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: Yes
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: No –
Seating: Yes, Benches
Scheffler Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: Scheffler Park, 3075 Edgewood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – There is a small lot on Edgewood. Street parking is also available
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: Paved – There is a path from the parking lot across Malletts Creek to the playground and then along Platt Rd/Huron Parkway
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball
Scheffler Park Description
Scheffler Park is a neighborhood park in Ann Arbor, but with a convenient location along Platt Rd. It had been a couple of years since I was last at Scheffler Park. Since our last visit, the structure has been replaced. The park has a single play structure which has both a small double slide and a twisty slide. The play structure also has a rope bridge and a leaf climber.
In addition to the play structure and swings, there is a see-saw and a spinner cage. My daughter really enjoyed the spinner cage.
Scheffler Park has a sand area with a crane kids can sit at.
Beyond Scheffler Park
Scheffler Park is walking distance to many great locations. County Farm Park is a short walk from Scheffler Park. Take the path through the park to Platt and be sure to cross at the light using the crosswalk. Scheffler Park is also a quick walk to Arbor Hills Shopping Center and the Whole Foods Shopping Center. Even Arborland is not a bad walk (walk through the neighborhood and cross Washtenaw). Nearby dining options we have reviewed inclue:
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