Park Address: 2700 S. Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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. Contact park rentals
for policies and rules related to rentals and special uses and always refer to posted park signage in the park. Smoking is prohibited
, and dogs must be on leash
Cranbrook Park is a 17-acre park nestled between several housing developments with two pedestrian entrances on Oakbrook Drive and another on Main Street. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. The park provides a sprawling green space with open fields and wooded natural areas. The park contains a play area, half basketball court, picnic tables, benches, large open fields, an accessible asphalt walking/bicycling trail through the park, a nature area with unpaved trails and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the Main Street entrance. There is no parking at the park.
Access and Parking
There is no parking available at Cranbrook Park. There are three pedestrian entrances to the park – two on Oakbrook Drive and one on Main Street. There are sidewalks along Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Oakbrook Drive and Main Street, so the park is accessible on foot from a variety of directions. The park is near the Cranbrook Village mall.
Public Transportation: There are bus stops immediately adjacent to park entrances on South Main Street and West Oakbrook Drive. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide.
- Picnic tables and benches, view asset map for amenity locations
- Landfill receptacle (near playground)
- Tennis court
- Half basketball court
- Playground with two structures
- Paved paths with winter maintenance and unpaved trails throughout park
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.
The first parcel of land that became the park was acquired in 1984. Additional parcels were added in 1989, 1995 and 2009. Since 1986, Woodland Meadows, Oakbrook Condos and Oakbrook Villas developments have also contributed land and other improvements to what has become known as Cranbrook Park. View a brief summary of the land acquisition and development here.
A local Girl Scout troop has partnered with Adopt-a-Park to work on various projects in Cranbrook Park. In 2018, the troop submitted a special project proposal to build five house wren birdhouses and installed them in the park. The birdhouses have been a great hit with the birds! The troop also painted and stenciled the park’s benches and picnic tables for a pop of color!
If you are interested in assisting with maintenance at Cranbrook Park or have a creative idea for a project improvement at this park, let us know! Email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445
Updated September 2021. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.