City of Ann Arbor voters approved a six-year park millage in November 2006, and renewed for another six years in November 2012, to fund current, ongoing improvements to Ann Arbor’s park system, which consists of 158 parks spanning more than 2,094 acres. The tables below list park development, maintenance, and improvement projects funded through this millage; the fiscal year (FY) in which the improvement occurred is indicated. Also indicated on the tables are park improvements made possible through other funding sources, as specified. Each year the millage generates approximately $5,000,000 in revenue.
Between 60 percent and 80 percent of the annual millage funds support city park maintenance activities. Park maintenance activities include forestry and horticulture, natural area preservation, park operations, park equipment repairs, park security, and recreation facility maintenance.
Between 20 percent and 40 percent of the annual millage funds are
designated for city park capital improvements in the following areas: active parks; forestry and horticulture; historic preservation; neighborhood parks and urban plazas; pathways, trails, boardwalks, greenways, and the Huron River watershed; recreation facilities; and park equipment acquisitions.