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Clinton Park

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Park Address: 3300 Stone School Rd​, Ann Arbor MI 48108​

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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 regulations and rules. Contact park​ rentals for policies and rules related to rentals and special uses and always refer to posted signage in the park.​​ Smoking is prohibited, ​alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​​

Clinton Park is a 4.82-acre park located on Stone School Road south of Eisenhower on the south side of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. The park contains many recreational amenities, including a multi-level playground area, basketball courts, tennis courts, softball fields, a small sledding hill, drinking fountain, picnic table, grill, and an accessible paved path connects the courts and play area to the small parking area located on Stone School Road.​ The park also contains plenty of open green space and is lined by stands of tall trees, including white spruces and sugar maples, among others. The park is home to one of the city's Champion Trees​, a white fir that the largest of its species in the city.​

​Access and Parking

There is a gravel parking lot​ in the park just off of Stone School Road, with about 8-10 parking spots.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using Stone School Road, which has sidewalks and bike lanes. Nearby Eisenhower Parkway has sidewalks alongside but no bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation: There is a bus ​st​op​​​ immediately adjacent to the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​


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Amenities

  • Playground with structure and swings
  • Tennis courts (2)
  • Basketball court (1 full, 1 half)
  • Softball diamonds (2)
  • Benches and picnic table
  • Portable restroom
  • Landfill and recycling receptacles
  • Drinking fountain
  • Grill

 

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 land that comprises Clinton Park, along with the adjoining land that is now the ​Jewish Community Center (JCC), was acquired by the city in 1964. The building was originally an elementary school. The JCC purchased the school from the school system in 1986. The park is probably named after the school.

Anna Clinton taught in the Ann Arbor public schools for 48 years, retiring in 1939. She was born in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Joseph and Jean Kearns Clinton. She went to AA High and Ypsilanti Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University. She became a school teacher and remained single all of her life. She lived at 521 E. Ann St. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and the Washtenaw Historical Society as well as the retired teachers club. She died May 2, 1960 at the age of 89. Clinton School was named in her honor and opened in 1968. It closed in 1985.

The school was at the center of lively debates about integration and busing in the 1960s and 70s. In 1979 a desegregation committee was formed to discuss why Clinton School had almost all white students and nearby Bryant School almost all black students. These discussions led to many changes on school district borders.


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