The Liberty Glen subdivision was developed in 1989. 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.