Allmendinger Park

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Overview

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 Natural Areas map for location context. It has a mix of open spaces and oak woods. The park contains softball fields, a restroom facility (closed in winter) 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 beverage 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

Amenities


Drinking Fountain


Playground


Restrooms


Basketball Court

 

Grills

 

Picnic Tables

 

Softball Field

 

Tennis Court

 

Landfi​ll & Recycling Bins​


 

 

 

Access and Parking

There is a parking loop in the park with limited parking capacity at the northern entrance off of Pauline Boulevard​. There is street parking surrounding the park. During football gamedays parking may be impossible to find in the area due to the nearby stadium.

Public Transportation

There is a bus stop​ at the park right on Pauline Boulevard, near the corner of Pauline Boulevard and Hutchins Avenue.

Visit TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the Parks Ride Guide​.​



History

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 about 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.


 

1st image: Allmendinger Skate Rink, 1955. This view is looking east toward Edgewood Ave. Published in Ann Arbor News, January 28, 1955

2nd image: Allmendinger Merry go Round, 1951, The Ann Arbor News

Recent Developments

 

In 2012, Ann Arbor artist Mary Thiefels, of Tree Town Murals, was commissioned by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission. Mary turned 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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A2Fix It - Service request tool

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