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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 Woolley Park part of the Pittsfield Township system.
Pittsfield Township’s Woolley Park
Woolley Park – Playground Features
Playground Profile Last Updated: June 27, 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
Playground Best for: Kids Under 5, Kids 5-8, Kids 8-12, Teens
Accessible Structure: No
Slides: 2, Straight Slide, Curved Slide
Monkey Bars: Yes
Zip Line: Yes
Climbing Apparatus: Yes
Merry Go Round: No
See Saw: No
Natural Play: No
Ground Activities: Yes
Surface: Wooden Mulch
Shade: Partial Shade – Limited shade early in the day near the play structure
Seating: Yes, Benches
Woolley Park – Park Details
Park Owner: Pittsfield Township
Location: 1315 West Textile Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Parking: Parking Lot – From the parking lot, the path to the playground includes a paved section, a boardwalk, and a gravel path.
Bathrooms: Port a Potty
Walking Trails: Paved – A mix of paved, boardwalk, gravel, and dirt paths through the park and connects to the Lohr-Textile Greenway
Water Play: None
Picnic Benches: Yes, Nearby, Under Cover of Pavilion
Sports Fields: Disc Golf
Woolley Park Description
Since the Township acquired Woolley Park, they have extensively renovated it and connected it to the Lohr-Textile Greenway. It was previously a privately held playground by the neighboring Centennial Farm & Centennial Park subdivision.
If your child watches American Ninja Warrior, they will love what I’m calling the challenge play area. This area has an infinity climbing wall, spinning disks, and more. She tried to use the spinning disks like they do in American Ninja Warrior, but she was a little too tall to swing her legs and generate momentum.
The main structure offers several levels, a twisting slide, and a straight slide. There are several climbing ways to get on the structures and a pole to slide down.
In front of the play structure are two dinosaurs for climbing. I like the baby triceratops.
I am tempted to come back so we can play disc golf. We didn’t have a frisbee with us, or we would have definitely played.
Woolley Park has a lot of low-lying marshy areas. Be prepared for mosquitos, particularly in the late afternoon/evening hours. Several years ago we visited the playground when it was a private park and there were definite mosquito issues. For the profile, we visited at lunch time and there were no problems.
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