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Bromley Park

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​​​​​​​​​Park Address: 2785 Briarcliff St, Ann Arbor MI 48105​​​

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Hours an​​d ​​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 regu​lations and rules.​​ Smoking is prohibited, ​alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​​​

​​​​Bromley Park is a neighborhood park ​off Briarcliff Street near the corner of Nixon and Huron Parkway in the northeast corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. The park is 2.5 acres in size. The park features an expansive playground, picnic tables, benches, an open grass play field and a beautiful rose garden that has planted and maintained by one of the neighbors for decades. There are several small stands of trees including a variety of maples and pines. Also within the park is a small grove in a wooded area with a little free library entitled the Bromley Book Box. Paved paths connect the park to Briafcliff on the west and Sheffield Court to the east.​

​Access and Parking

The park's western edge along Briarcliff Street is entirely open to access, and there is a paved path into the park that connects to the sidewalk along Briarcliff. There is parking all along the street right in front of the park.

There is also a paved path access​ on the east side of the park which connects to Sheffield Court. There is street parking along that street as well.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the surrounding neighborhood streets, which all have sidewalks.  Nearby Nixon Road and Huron Parkway have sidewalks but no bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation: There is a bu​s ​st​op​​​​ on Nixon Road​ at Aurora Street, less than a 3 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

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Amenities

  • Playground with structure and swings, including tot bucket swings
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Little free library ("Bromley Book Box")
  • Landfill receptacles
  • Paved path to playground area




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​

Ann Arbor's city parks sit on the ancestral and traditional homelands of several indigenous Native peoples. Read a land acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​

The park was originally called North Campus Heights Park and was acquired by the City of Ann Arbor in 1963 when it was dedicated by the developer Brooks Barron, treasurer of Arbor Heights Building Corporation. At the time it was a requirement that new housing developments included dedicating some land to be used as park space.

In the 1980s there were complaints about drainage as stormwater from the park ran into nearby houses. In 1986 the name of the park was officially changed to Bromley, a change welcomed by neighbors. The name was changed because of a new subdivision. In 1987 a new play area was done by the Kiwanis Club and in 1996 there were meetings about upgrading the park with new equipment and benches.

Nearby is similarly named Bromley Park, a subdivision developed and built by Pulte Homes between 2002-2004, south of Geddes, north of Clark and east of Harris in Superior Township. There are also Bromley Park Condominiums as well. That park includes a pool and playground maintained by the Bromley Park Community Association. It can get a little confusing!.

Activ​​e Adopters

​Park neighbors have participated in volunteer workdays and advocated for park improvements for many years through Adopt-a-Park​. Ongoing projects at Bromley P​ark include weeding the playground, spreading woodchips and removing invasive vegetation. If you are interested in being notified about upcoming neighborhood workdays or are interested in becoming an individual adopter at this park, let us know! Email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445.


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