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Park Millage Renewal on the November Ballot​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 159 parks spanning more than 2,104 acres.

On Thursday, Aug. 9, City Council voted unanimously to place on the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 ballot a renewal of the city's parks maintenance and capital improvements millage at the rate of 1.1 mills. City council also voted unanimously to reaffirm the current policies for the Administration of the Park Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage.

Millage Impacts

Between 60% and 80% 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, and recreation facility maintenance. Between 20% and 40% 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.

This millage renewal proposes 1.10 mills and estimates total revenue in the first year of the millage of $6,042,300. The estimated annual cost to a household in the first year of the millage renewal, based on a mean taxable value of $126,628 is expected to be $139.29. The current cost to a household for the expiring millage based on a mean taxable value of $126,628 is $136.26. If you have questions regarding the millage please contact us at a2parks@a2gov.org.

Millage Benefits in the Parks

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Millage Info Sheet (PDF)
Parks Maintenance Millage Info Sheet (PDF)

Millage Renewal Videos

Here's the first in a series of videos about the upcoming Ann Arbor Parks Renewal Millage.​


 

DID YOU KNOW?
Ann Arbor has more than 159 parks - many with unique features. Watch this video to learn about some of our most popular and specail amenities in the park system.​

 


DID YOU KNOW?
GIVE 365 Volunteer and Outreach initiatives funded by the City of Ann Arbor Park Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage include the Adopt-A-Park program, Huron River clean-ups, Love-a-Park days, special event staffing and playground care of the more than 80 located in the Ann Arbor parks system? And that our Natural Area Preservation (NAP) program provides biological assessment and monitoring to find out how healthy our city natural areas are? Knowing how and when wildlife species use the parks helps NAP manage those sites accordingly. Learn more about these two valuable programs — which are funded by the millage up for renewal on the Tuesday, Nov. 6 ballot — by watching this video Ann Arbor Park Millage: Volunteer & Outreach Programs​

 

DID YOU KNOW?
Millage dollars are an investment toward quality of life, quality of environment and quality of community in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor’s 159 parks and 15 park facilities play host to a variety of amenities and activities for all. 70 percent of millage funds have supported city park maintenance activities. And 30 percent have been designated for capital improvements in the parks. Millage-funded projects include major renovations to infrastructure — to replace aging amenities, to be accessible to all through Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and to keep up to date with recreational trends. Millage funding keeps the park system safe, accessible & protects the structural integrity of buildings, playgrounds, game courts, paths & other park amenities. To learn about unique park features and programming  - watch this video
 

Millage-funded Projects and Activities

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. ​

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