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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 in Chelsea.
Timbertown – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: August 19, 2021
Accessible Structure: Yes
Slides: 5, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Tube Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: 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
Timbertown – Park Details
Park Owner: Chelsea
Location: Timber Town, Sibley Road, Chelsea, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – Gravel Lot
Walking Trails: No – I did not see any trails, but the park website lists walking trails
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Open Fields, Volleyball, Gaga Pit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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