Chelsea's TimberTown - Clocktower Structure



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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 Timbertown part of the Chelsea system.

Chelsea’s Timbertown

Chelsea’s Timbertown Playground is a large wooden playground that includes mini-versions of Chelsea landmarks. This extensive structure is accessible. It also has numerous challenges like cargo nets, bouldering wall, and more. The tot lot is partially fenced.

Timbertown – Playground Features

Playground Profile Last Updated: August 19, 2021

Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12
Structures: 1
Accessible Structure: Yes
Slides: 5, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Tube Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
Bouncers: No
See Saw: No
Sandbox: Yes
Natural Play: No
Swings: 5 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 1 adaptive swings, 1 tire swings
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – Trees are integrated into parts of the structure offering shade, but other parts of the structure are full sun
Seating: Yes, Lots of benches are built into the wooden structure.

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Timbertown – Park Details

Park Owner: Chelsea
Location: Timber Town, Sibley Road, Chelsea, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Gravel Lot
Bathrooms: No
Walking Trails: No – I did not see any trails, but the park website lists walking trails
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Under Cover of Pavilion, Full Sun
Pavilion: Yes
Sports Fields: Open Fields, Volleyball, Gaga Pit

Timbertown Description

Chelsea’s Timbertown playground features a wooden village that includes many Chelsea. The main structure features an accessible entry ramp from the parking lot. From the ramp, a musical activity is accessible.

Chelsea Timbertown - Musical Activity

From there you can explore the levels and transition to different parts of the structure. The structure features many Chelsea area landmarks. I saw the Jiffy Factory, Chelsea Treehouse, the clock tower, the train depot, and more.

Chelsea Timbertown - Jiffy Factory

For its size, the structure does not have many slides (5 total). However it does have a variety of climbing features connecting to other parts of the structure. There are monkey bars and rings, cargo net climbs, and more to connect different parts of the structure.

For the parents, there are benches built right into the structure. They make a great place to pause for a snack, Or you can get further from the action at the pavilion.

Chelsea Timbertown - Built in Benches

Timbertown has two large sandboxes. One is part of the tot lot and has a bucket scooper than can be used from the walkway outside the sand.

Chelsea Timbertown - Tot Lot Sandbox

The tot lot is partially fenced which helps contain wandering toddlers and preschoolers. The tot lot includes its own swings, mini-sized monkey bars, large wooden car, and a replica of the train depot.

Chelsea Timbertown - Tot Lot Monkey Bars

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