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Bandemer Park/Barton Nature Area Pedestrian Connection Update

A public meeting by the City of Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission was held Wednesday, Dec. 2 about the proposed pedestrian tunnel beneath the railroad by Bandemer Park.  If you have additional feedback before staff move onto the next steps on this project, please contact Hillary Hanzel, Park Planner at or call 734.794.6230 ext. 42548.

View the presentation.
Watch the public meeting​.
Review the meeting summary.

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Gallup Park Vehicle Bridge, Park Road and Trail Online Public Meeting Held Nov. 12
The vehicle bridge at Gallup Park has been identified for replacement and public input was sought for how Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation could improve the bridge and adjacent segments of the park road and the Border-to-Border trail. The scope of this project is limited to the area outlined in red on this aerial image below. 

View the presentation​
Watch the public meeting​.
Gallup Park Vehicle Bridge meeting summary​.

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Bromley and West Park Playground Projects

Public input is being sought on improvements to the playgrounds at Bromely Park and West Park this fall. These projects are not full playground renovations, but rather improvements to a few areas and pieces of equipment. Options presented will include traditional playground equipment as well as natural play equipment.  We look forward to hearing your input.

Bromley Park Presentation 
West Park Presentation 

Public Meeting Videos

Click to view the Bromley Park public meeting video and Bromley Park Summary .
Click to view the West Park public meeting​ video and West Park Summary​​​.

For more information about either meeting, please contact Hillary Hanzel, Park Planner at or call 734.794.6230 ext. 42548.  

Burns Park Tennis Court Project/Survey Results

Thank you for participating in our recently released survey regarding the renovation of the Burns Park tennis courts. We received a tremendous amount of responses, further highlighting the value that the community places in its parks system! Your input is greatly appreciated and helps us to better understand community ideas, concerns and priorities.  You can read the summary results here​.

​​​​​​Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) Plan 2016-2020 

The 2016-2020 PROS Plan was adopted by City Council on Jan. 17, 2017. To view and read the plan, please click FINAL 2016-2020 PROS PLAN.pdf  (15MB).

The PROS Plan is the City’s vision for parks and recreation in Ann Arbor. The Plan provides an inventory of existing parks and facilities; describes the relationship between the park and recreation system, surrounding municipalities, and recreation providers; identifies park and recreation needs and deficiencies; and proposes major capital improvements for existing and new parks.

The 2016-2020 Plan facilitates discussion and evaluation of major issues, problems and potentials, sets priorities for the next five years, and identifies goals and objectives that reach further into the future.  The plan establishes background information while delineating system needs that may qualify for state and federal grant funding. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) requires that all municipalities applying for recreation grants have a current plan on file with the MDNR and to update that plan every five year.

Public Engagement Process

• A public hearing was held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Park Advisory Commission Meeting to be held in City Council chambers, 301 East Huron St. 2nd floor.  
• Parks and Recreation received 1034 responses to the online survey. A survey summary was posted in February 2016.
• A public meeting was held on Wednesday, March 23 at the Ann Arbor Senior Center.

To view the PROS plan click below:
PROS Plan 2016.pdf (7MB PDF)

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