Hours and Rules
Arbor Oaks Park is found in the heart of the Bryant/Arbor Oaks/Stoneybrook neighborhood, located in southeast Ann Arbor. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Natural Areas map for location context. The 3.24 acre park includes a basketball court, playground, benches, pathways, open fields and picnic tables. There is a short paved loop to roll, walk or run on. With five paths connecting to different parts of the neighborhood , this park is reaching out for engagement. One of the paths leads to Bryant Elementary School while a few minutes walk to the east on West Eden will find you at the Bryant Community Center, another Ann Arbor park property. Community Action Network operates the community center which provides children and teens with after-school and summer programming, homework assistance, tutoring, and cultural and recreational activities.
There is also a series of raingardens in Arbor Oaks Park to help handle storm water in southeast Ann Arbor. These raingardens receive seasonal prescribed burns to help reduce native plants and encourage native plants to thrive. Landfill receptacles are available on the perimeter of the park.
Access and Parking
The park is openly accessible from any of the walk ways leading to the park. Street parking is available on Champagne Drive from 7 a.m - 10 p.m. Refer to street parking signage and ordinances.
Public Transportation: There are AATA bus stops on both sides of Stone School Road and E Ellsworth Road which provide access to Arbor Oaks Park. Northbound Stone School Road is stop (Stone School and Champagne), a 4-minute walk. Southbound Stone School Road is stop (Stone School and Stone School Circle), a 5-minute walk. Eastbound E. Ellsworth Road is stop (Ellsworth and Shadowood), a 10-minute walk. Westbound E. Ellsworth Road is stop (N. Ellsworth W of Shadowood), a 10-minute walk. Check out TheRide Guide for more details.
- View the Arbor Oaks asset map for specific amenity locations
- Rain Garden
- Landfill receptacle available at Champagne Drive, Blain Court, and W Eden Court entrances
- Basketball court with bleacher
- Six benches throughout the park
- Five picnic tables, two covered by pergola shelters
- Water fountain, seasonally available
- Large open field
- Circular walking path, 0.15 mi. loop
- No public restrooms available
There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. GIVE 365 and the seasonal Adopt-a-Park Program offer volunteer opportunities ranging from a 90 minute commitment, to a more long term, ongoing role. If you are feeling the tug to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the websites above to see what's upcoming or how to get involved.
Report a Problem - A2 Fix It
To report any maintenance issues or other problem during your park visit, please report through A2Fix It. When reporting an issue in a park please include location details. There is a details and description section near the end of the request process to help you provide this. In addition, users can utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Finally, please consider including a wide angle photo or include background landmarks, which helps staff find and fix the problem.
Gifts and Donations
Information on donating to the parks and the Guide to Giving can be found here. Alternatively if you have a special project or park improvement idea that you want to donate your time and energy toward, a great place to start is through Adopt-a-Park and the proposing a special park project guide. For information on donating a tree through Adopt-a-Park, the tree donation guide can help you get started.
In 1969 this park was acquired from a zoning ordinance that required the Smokler Company to set aside approximately 3.24 acres of the total 7.1 acres of the Arbor Oaks housing plan for a park. Stoneybrook Park was its original name.
April 1973 Meeting of the Stoneybrook area community to decide what they wanted for park facilities.
October 1975 The first structures and playgrounds were finished.
August 1980 Play equipment was added and improved.
February 1986 Landscaping was done at the park.
May 1990 Stoneybrook Park Public meeting held in the park to walk the grounds and decide the best locations for benches, picnic tables, lights, and other items. A well was placed due to drainage issues.
June 1991 New lighting was added.
March 2002 Playground improvements, basketball and pavement improvements.
2011 - 2015 Replaced playground equipment, improved landscaping and installed stormwater features throughout park.
Fruit Tree Project Proposal - October-November 2021
A resident group from the City of Ann Arbor's Office of Sustainability and Innovations A2ZERO Ambassadors program is proposing to plant seven fruit trees in Arbor Oaks Park in spring 2022 - including two peach, three pear and two paw paws (paw paws are a native North American tree and their fruits have a unique, tropical flavor). The project would serve as an education tool, source of locally produced fruit and a place to gather and enjoy Ann Arbor’s parks. The objective of this project is to reflect the goals of the carbon neutrality plan, to reduce our collective environmental impact and to build community resilience. To learn more about this project, review the proposal prepared by this resident group.
An online public survey was conducted in October and November, in order to provide an opportunity for residents to give feedback and voice concerns about this proposed project. There were 15 survey takers and 93.33% responded that they would support seven fruit trees being planted in Arbor Oaks Park. View the survey results here with identifiable information redacted.
Given the results, we will recommend that the project is approved and moves forward to the implementation phase. Stay tuned for spring details and a response to expressed concerns.
Please revisit this webpage for updates regarding this project and spring plans. Contact [email protected] or call 734.794.6445 to speak to staff directly regarding this proposed project.
Updated October 2021. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.