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Brookside Park

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Address:3001 Ston​e School Road, Ann Arbor MI  48108

Access          Am​enities          Hist​​ory

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

Brookside Park is a small neighborhood park at the corner of Stone School Road and Baylis Drive just south of Eisenhower Parkway. View the Ann Arbor Parks and N​ature Areas map​​ for location context​. The park contains swings, a small climber, picnic table and volleyball net. The parcel of land was originally part of the Brookside subdivision and neighborhood that was developed in 1952. You won't find a "brook" at Brookside Park, but nearby Mallett's Creek runs along the southeast corner of the neighborhood.  A quick stop into this park and you may observe a neighborhood football game, kids playing on the climber or swings, drop-in volleyball​, small family picnics or on leash dog walking.

There are a variety of trees providing shade and small open fields. In 2021 neighborhood kids and volunteers conducted a tree inventory and map of vegetation​. ​

Access and Parking

There is limited street parking available on Baylis Drive. ​

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle. Stone School Road has bike lanes and sidewalks. Eisenhower Parkway has no bike lanes but it has sidewalks.

Public Transportation: There is a bus stop immediately adjacent to the park and there are stops along Eisenhower Parkway. Visit The Ride for route details or check out the parks ride guide. 


Amenities

  • Benches and picnic table, view asset map​ for amenity locations
  • Playground with jungle gyms and swings
  • Volleyball net


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-Pa​rk 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 ​

This 1947 aerial photo (with the current parkland highlighted in blue and current property lines drawn over the land) shows mostly farmland in this area. The Brookside Subdivision and Park were registered by deed in Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County in October, 1951. An aerial photograph of the Brookside subdivision in development in 1952 can be found here. Brookside Park became part of the City of Ann Arbor in 2005 when the land was purchased from Pittsfield Charter Township.  The play area and the split rail fence were added in 2006.​ 


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 Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.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