Clinton Park

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Overview

Clinton Park​​ is a 4.82 acre park 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 amenities including a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, softball fields, a small sledding hill, drinking fountain, picnic table and grill. An accessible paved path connects the courts and play area to the parking area on Stone School Road. The park also contains open green space and is li​​​ned by tall trees, including white spruces and sugar maples. ​The park is home to one of the city's Champion Trees, a​ white fir that the largest of its species in the city.​

Park Notices

Unless otherwise posted per City Council resolution, when a park is closed, no person shall remain in or enter it other than to quietly sit or walk.​

Refer to Chapter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules.

Park Hours

6 a.m. – Midnight

Amenities

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Drinking Fountain

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Playground

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Portable Restroom​

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Basketball Court

 

Grills

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Picnic Tables​​

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Softball Fields

 

Tennis Court​s

 

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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 but no bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

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Public Transportation

 There is a bus ​st​op next​ to the park. ​​Visit TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​

History​​​

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

The land for 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 likely named after the school.

Anna Clinton taught in the Ann Arbor public schools for 48 years, until 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 Street. 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 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 to promote integration.​

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