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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Virginia 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 Virginia Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Virginia Park
Virginia Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 27, 2021
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Swings: 0 traditional swings, 0 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – There are lots of larger trees near the play structure. They may provide some shade on the playground, or at least to surrounding areas for a shade break
Virginia Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 500 Virginia Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking – There is a lot near the basketball court accessible from Siller Terrace, but no path to the playground from there. Street parking is best for the playground.
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: No –
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Open Fields
Virginia Park Description
My daughter spent several years with softball practice and games at Virginia Park. We arrived to practice a few minutes early in 2016 to initially create the profile. We recently brought takeout from Chela’s to Virginia Park to update our playground profile.
Virginia Park is a small neighborhood park in Ann Arbor. The park has a single play structure which has both a small double slide and a twisty slide. The play structure also has a wobbly bridge.
In addition to the play structure and swings, Virginia Park has a climbing wall and zip lines. My daughter enjoyed the challenge of the climbing wall which has the opportunity to climb upside down.
Instead of a single zip line like most parks offer, Virginia Park has a matched set allowing kids to race each other. The zip lines are free standing and fairly high. At 10, my daughter was barely able to reach the zip line. If your child isn’t that tall, you will have to lift them up to the zip line.
Virginia Park has a sand area with a cute hippo crawl through. They also have a sand table. This gives kids another place to play with the sand. The table is still in the sand box which would limit some of the accessibility of a sand table.
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