Beckley Park


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Beckley Park is a 3 acre neighborhood park on the north side of Ann Arbor located on Argo Drive near Pontiac Trail. View the Ann Arbor Par​ks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. ​The park contains a play structure, swings, a tot play area, picnic tables, a horseshoe pit, a petanque​ court, and a long sloping hill used for unsupervised sledding. A steep asphalt path leads from Argo to the play area and through to Wright Street and Fairview Cemetery.

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





​Petanque Court


Hor​seshoe Pit


Picnic Tables​​

 Trash & Recycling​​



Access and Parking

There is street parking along Argo Drive on the north edge of the park.  

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle. There is a bike rack in the park. The park is also accessible from the south via a paved path that connects to Wright Street and Fairview Cemetery​. This path goes ​through the park from the southern Wright Street entrance to the north end of the park on Argo Drive. 


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Public Transportation

There are bus stops nearby on Pontiac Trail. The nearest stop is only a 3 to 4 minute walk. Visit The Ride for closest stops 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.​​

Beckley Park is named after abolitionist minister Guy Beckley. Beckley was the publisher of the Signal of Liberty, an abolitionist newspaper based in Ann Arbor, in the 1840s. Bordering the park is the Guy Beckley House, which was a stop along the Underground Railroad. ​

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