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Berkshire Creek Nature Area

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Address: 1970 S Huron Pkwy​, Ann Arbor MI 48105​​

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Hours and Rules

Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning 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. Smoking is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.​


Berkshire Creek Nature Area is a 5.32-ac​re natural area off of Huron Parkway just north of Washtenaw Avenue. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. The park is undeveloped and contains a mature oak-hickory forest and approximately 120 species of native plants. ​Particularly interesting species found within are green dragon, richweed and trillium. ​

Access​​ and Parking ​

Berkshire Creek Nature Area is located off Huron Parkway behind Whole Foods and Berkshire Creek condos and is accessible from Warwick Drive on the west edge of the park​. Warwick is a dirt road and there is room for about two cars to park at the end of the street. There is street parking along Glenwood Road​ north of Warwick, a very short walk from the park access. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions.​

 Public Transportation: The near​est b​​​u​s stop​​​​ is on Washtenaw Avenue near Glenwood​, less than a 5-minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide.​

​​​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map


There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. Natural Area Preservation has volunteer opportunities that support their mission to protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among within the community. If you are feeling the call to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the website above to see what’s upcoming or how to get involved.​​​​

Report a Probl​​em - 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 Do​​nations 

Information on donating to the parks and the Guide to Giving can be found he​re​. For special projects ideas in natural areas, Natural Area Preservation​ staff will guide you and provide project guidelines unique to natural areas.​​​​


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​.​

Berkshire Creek Nature Area was acquired by the City of Ann Arbor in 2004 to aid in the restoration of adjacent Mallett's Creek.  Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Newsletters highlighting Berkshire Creek Nature Area:

​2008 Park Focus: Berkshire Creek Nature Area by ​Bonnie Wessler​

​Updated November​​ 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​