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Baxter Park

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​​​​​​ Park Address:​ ​3299 Baxter Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48105

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Hours and Rules
Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning at 10 p.m. Refer to Chapter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules. Smoking is prohibited, ​and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview

Baxter Park is a 2-acre park located on Baxter Road off Green Road in the northeast corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. The park contains a play area, half basketball court, picnic tables and a long sloping lawn with a set of soccer goals.​​ Adjacent to the park you will find the Green Baxter Court Community Center. 

​Access and Parking

There is no parking at the park. Street parking is available across Green Road in the neighborhood along Frederick Drive​, about a three-minute walk from the park. There is a pedestrian crossing on Green Road very near the park.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle via sidewalks and bike lanes along Green Road. There are no sidewalks or bike lanes on Baxter Road.

Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop​ is on Green Road, very close to the park and just on the other side of the housing complex. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​​​


Amenities

  • Playground with structure, swings and merry-go-round
  • Benches and picnic tables, view asset map​ for amenity locations
  • Open grass field with soccer goals
  • Full basketball court
  • Landfill receptacle



Volunteer 

There are many 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 call 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​. Keep in mind that parks are large spaces and A2 Fix It requests can be difficult to find without detailed information. 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.


History​

The land for Baxter Park was acquired from the University of Michigan in 1980. Thirty thousand dollars were used to initially develop the park, half of which came from the city and half of which came from an MDEQ grant. The park was officially dedicated on July 22, 1982, after the park was further developed with the addition of the basketball court, play area, benches and more. These improvements totaled about $30,000. In 1999 a series of improvements were made to the park, including a new play structure, swings and picnic table, totalling over $30,000.​


Updated November 2021. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​