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Parks 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

Millage Benefits in the Parks

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

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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