Allmendinger Park


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Allmendinger Park is an 8-acre park located on Pauline Boulevard between​ Hutchins and Edgewood Avenue, southwest of downtown​. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Natura​l Areas map for location context. It has a mix of open spaces and oak woods. The park contains softball fields, a restroom facility and water fountain, a play area nestled in an oak and hickory grove, picnic tables, a tennis court and a basketball court.  An accessible asphalt path connects the play area, picnic area and restroom facility. In the spring, lilacs along the southwest edge blossom. Many folks come here to fly kites, run with their dogs, chase their kids around the baseball diamonds, practice martial arts and picnic. The kid's playground makes a good birthday spot and provides plenty of shade. A favorite feature of the playground is the classic merry go round. 

There is a small shelter between the public restrooms that can be rented for meetings or food and bevera​ge set-up, and includes a sink and refrigerator. Contact park rentals for information on reserving or hosting an event at Allmendinger.

During the winter, Allmendinger is a pick-up location for residents to get a sand/salt mixture to help treat sidewalks. For more information, visit the snow removal page.

Park Notices

Unless otherwise posted per City Council resolution, when a park is closed, no person shall remain in or enter it other than to quietly sit or walk.​

Refer to Chapter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules.

Park Hours

6 a.m. – Midnight



Bottle filling






Basketball Court



Picnic Tables​​


Softball Field


Tennis Court​


Trash & Recycling​



Access and Parking

There is a parking loop with limited parking capacity at 655 Pauline Blvd. There is street parking surrounding the park. ​

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Public Transportation

There is a bus stop on Pauline Blvd.  Check out TheRide Gu​ide​ ​for mo​re details.​


Ann Arbor's city parks sit on the ancestral and traditional homelands​ of several indigenous Native peoples. Read a land acknowledgement​​ from the city and learn more a​bout the early history of the land here.​​

This park was started by a gift of 3.25 acres in 1917 from Mr. G. Frank Allmendinger. It was stipulated in the offer of the gift that the park be named Allmendinger Park in honor of Mr. Allmendinger’s grandfather, John George Allmendinger who settled in Washtenaw County in 1832. View Allmendinger history for more details and a view of the 1917 letter and original property donation.

Recent Developments


In 2012, Ann Arbor artist Mary Thiefels, of Tree Town Murals, was commissioned by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission. Mary turne​​d the 12 pillars of the shelter at Allmendinger Park into a work of art.  Called “Nourishing Healthy Seeds,” the work is described as "a neighborhood time capsule mosaic".  The mural includes contributions from the community, including self-portraits by Slauson Middle School students and personal mementos — such as photos — donated by residents. Photos of the dedication can be viewed in an archived article by The Ann Arbor News​.

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