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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 White Oak Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s White Oak Park
White Oak Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: August 23, 2021
Playground Best for: Kids Under 5
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: No
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Ground Activities: No
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Full Shade – The structure is nestled in a grove of trees providing almost complete cover. Expect less shade in winter when the leaves are down.
Seating: Yes, Picnic Table & a bench that faces away from play structure (Information added after visit based on photos).
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White Oak Park – Park Details
White Oak Park Description
White Oak Park is a small neighborhood park nestled among the trees. The park has plenty of shade – at least when the leaves are on the trees. Even in winter, the branches should offer some shade.
The playground features a low, double racer slide and a taller slide.
It also has a squiggly climber/slide that I didn’t count as a slide. Experience has shown me that these doesn’t work great as a slide and is better for kids to climb up.
The top part of the structure has a steering wheel and a fire truck theme.
I loved the tic tac toe spinner. It has baseballs for the Os and cross baseball bats for the Xs.
One thing I noticed about White Oak park is that all of the equipment seemed to have a layer of dirt on it. I don’t know if being under the trees leads to more dirt, or it doesn’t benefit from sun bleaching and rain cleanings as much as other parks. I would be prepared for dirty kids after visiting White Oak Park.
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