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This profile of Ann Arbor’s Winchell 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 Winchell Park in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor’s Winchell Park
Winchell Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: July 4, 2017
This playground profile was collected prior to our new format which did not gather all of this data. We have included our best guess in the conversion and will add them to our list to be updated. Information most likely to be incorrect is number of slides and structures
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 3, Straight Slide, Curved Slide, Racer Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: No
Climbing Apparatus: No
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Swings: 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings, 0 parent/baby swings, 0 adaptive swings, 0 tire swings
Ground Activities: No
Shade: No –
Winchell Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Ann Arbor
Location: 2298 Winchell Drive, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI, USA
Parking: Street Parking –
Walking Trails: No – Neighborhood Sidewalks are available
Water Play: None
Sports Fields: Baseball/Softball, Open Fields
Winchell Park Description
Winchell Park is a neighborhood park with a sand pit, structure, swings, and a softball field. Ride alongs and sand toys have also been left at the park for visitors to use. (Note ride alongs and sand toys were there on our visit and may disappear or be replaced by others over the years)
A sidewalk surrounds the playground. Rubber mats connect the entrance and bottom of the slides to the sidewalk. While the rest of the playground has mulch, it does qualify as one of our Mess Free Playgrounds since you can access the structure and slides from the rubber mats.
The lower section of the structure has stairs, a small “cargo net” climb, two racer slides and includes a musical activity. My daughter had to stop and play a song.
At 11, my daughter liked the loops leading from the low platform to the higher platform which has the spiral slide. As a younger child, she would crawl across these with help. Now, she was able to balance herself and walk across them.
This section of the structure also includes a twisty slide.
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