Baxter Park


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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

Park Notices

​Quiet hours start at 10 p.m. 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







Basketball Court


Picnic Tables​​


Open Field with Soccer Goals


Trash & Recycling​



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.


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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 TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide​. ​​​​​​​

Park 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 a​bout the early history of the land here.​​

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, total​ing over $30,000.​


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