West Park Bandshell Project

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​215 Chapin Street​​​​​​​​, Ann Arbor​ MI 48103​​​

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West Park Bandshell Project

Park Planner
Adam Fercho
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​734.794.6230 x42549​

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Why is this project being done?

In the Spring of 2021, cracks were observed on the exterior of the bandshell foundation. Ann Parks & Recreation staff hired a consultant – Hubbell, Roth and Clark Inc. (HRC) – to perform a structural analysis on the structure. The structural report​ identified significant structural failures in the foundation. It was determined that the bandshell needed to be closed and fenced off from the community for safety reasons. Preliminary estimates put repair of the structure at over $2 million. Park planners and staff have spent a year behind the scenes working to develop a plan for the future of the bandshell. Due to the nature of the bandshell and the resources required for repair, it is important to get community involvement and feedback as we move forward. For that reason a consultant – SmithGroup – has been hired to assist in developing a comprehensive community engagement strategy. Throughout this fall and winter the community will have many opportunities to weigh-in and provide feedback on the West Park Bandshell project. 

What's next? Updates will be provided on the project at the May Park Advisory Commission meeting. Stay tuned!

Watch the virtual informational video: A public meeting was hosted on Monday, Sept. 11 to share with the community the scope of the project and provide details on how you can become involved in the process going forward. Watch it here​.

New (June 2024)

A presentation was given to the Parks Advisory Commission, May 21, 2024. See it here​ or read the latest updates (PDF).

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​​​Learn more about West Park including details about its amenities, access, parking, and special features at the West Park web page​.