South Maple Park - Playground Profile - Merry Go Round

South Maple Park

This profile of Ann Arbor’s South Maple 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 South Maple Park in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor’s South Maple Park

South Maple park is conveniently located on the west side of town near Liberty and Maple. The park has several cool features like a merry go round, tire swing, and spinning pole.

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South Maple Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 15, 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: 1
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: Yes
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – When we were there in late afternoon some shade was available.

Swings picture


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South Maple Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: South Maple Park, 2655 West Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot –
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: Paved – There is a paved trail from the neighborhood to the structure. There is no trail from the parking lot to the playground There is a walking path along Liberty that may connect to the neighborhood and from there to the park.
Water Play: None
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: Tennis, Open Fields


South Maple Park Description

This was our first visit to South Maple Park. We were at Zoey + Joey for my daughter’s Back to School haircut and pulled up the car’s GPS looking for a nearby park that we have not covered in a profile.

My daughter really liked South Maple Park. A Merry Go-Round is always a hit with her. A new feature (at least for me was the pole from the top of the structure). I thought it was a fireman’s pole at first, then I discovered that there is not an opening in the structure and that the pole spins. My daughter loved spinning!

South Maple Park - Playground Profile - Spinning Pole

At 11, she also was enjoyed climbing the outside of the play structure. It was a bit of a challenge for her to pull herself up. If you have little ones, I apologize for her setting a bad example. I know I hated when big kids who did things like that when she was younger.

South Maple Park - Playground Profile - Setting a Bad Example, Climbing the Outside


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