Saline's Tefft Park - North Playground - Parallel Bar Climb

Tefft Park


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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 Tefft Park part of the Saline system.

Saline’s Tefft Park

Tefft Park is the park that surrounds the Saline Recreation Center. It has a wide variety of sports fields, two play structures on either side of the Rec Center, and walking paths.

Tefft Park – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: June 26, 2018

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Structures: 2
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 6, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: No
Natural Play: No
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – The north structure has partial shade. The south structure has no shade.
Seating: No

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Tefft Park – Park Details

Park Owner: Saline
Location: 1780 Woodland Drive East, Saline, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot –
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: Paved – Paved trails around the Rec Center
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Tennis

Tefft Park Description

Tefft Park has two playgrounds. One north of the Saline Rec Center and one south of the Saline Rec Center. The north playground is better for older children since it is high and has many climbing options. The south playground is better for younger children although there are features for older kids too.

Tefft Park North Playground

My daughter loved the Tefft Park North Playground. Her first task was to climb up the parallel bars to the landing. There are also walls to climb for less of a challenge.

Saline's Tefft Park - North Playground - Parallel Bar Climb

Next, she headed out the climbing pole and challenged herself to transfer directly to the monkey bars.

Saline's Tefft Park - North Playground - Transferring Between Elements

This structure was great for my 12 year old. The other kids playing on it at the same time probably ranged from 7-10.

Saline's Tefft Park - North Playground - Structure

Tefft Park South Playground

The southern playground at Tefft Park offers more fun for all ages. There is a low parallel slide and stairs to access the structure.

Saline's Tefft Park - South Playground - Overview

At 12, my daughter enjoyed the curved monkey bars and the plank bridge.

Saline's Tefft Park - South Playground - Curved Monkey Bars

While we were on this playground, a toddler was enjoying the slide with his mom.

Beyond Tefft Park

The Saline Rec Center is located at Tefft Park. The Rec Center offers numerous programs, an indoor pool, and fitness center. Don’t miss their special events for holidays, Nerf Nights, and American Girl events.

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