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Burr Oak Park

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Park Address:601 Burr Oak Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48103​

Access          Am​​enities          His​t​​ory          Park Adopters

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, ​alcohol is prohibited and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​​

​​​Burr Oak Park is a lovely 3.3-acre neighborhood park on the far west side of Ann Arbor. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. The part is split into two sections on either side of Burr Oak Drive. The majority of the park (which contains the playground and other amenities) is on the east side of the street, while a small section that connects to Lakewood Elementary is on the west side of the street. The park contains a playground, benches and an accessible asphalt walk connection between Burr Oak Drive and Atterberry Drive. The park has grassy open fields and some tall trees providing shade. There are three gardens in the park which are maintained by park adopters that provide seasonal colors and add to the park's atmosphere. Some of the notable native plants in these gardens include Virginia Bluebells, Wild Geranium, Meadow Rue and Purple Coneflower, among others! See if you can spot them!

Access and Parking

There is street parking along Burr Oak Drive and Atterberry Drive.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the neighborhood streets surrounding the park.​ Nearby Liberty Road has bike lanes and sidewalks. There is a pedestrian entrance on the east side of the park from Liberty Pointe Drive, but there is no parking there.

Public Transportation: The neares​t bus stop​​ is about a six-minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​​​​


Amenities

  • Benches and picnic tables, view asset map​ for amenity locations
  • Paved paths with winter maintenance
  • Playground with structure, sandbox and swings
  • Volleyball net
  • Landfill receptacle

 

 


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​

The Liberty Glen subdivision was developed in 1989 and the land for Burr Oak Park was left to be used as public parkland, as was required as part of the escrow agreement with the City of Ann Arbor. The park was developed and improved in the 1990s with help from the neighborhood association.​​

In August 2021 the Adopt-a-Park program partnered with Twin Willow Ranch to bring a herd of goats to the park to help clear invasive shrubs and poison ivy. Adopt-a-Park hosted a public survey to provide feedback and an open house event. Read the project summary to learn more about goatscaping.

A herd of 6 goats returned from Twin Willow Ranch in September ​​2022 to eat invasive shrubs and poison ivy in the wooded space.

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Active Park Adopters

The Liberty Glen Homeowners Association is active in helping to care for the park and advocate for improvements! The association conducts an annual neighborhood workday at the park each May. Let us know if you would like to hear about the upcoming workday or if you would like to dedicate your time to a particular park project, email [email protected] or cal​l 734.794.6445.

 

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​​Updated June 2022. Email [email protected]​a2gov.org for incorrect/outdated information.​