Crary Park


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Crary Park​ is a 1.3 acre park located on the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Cambridge Road near downtown. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. The park is a rolling green space with a grassy field and a bench. The park is just across Washtenaw from Douglas Park. The park was donated in 2007 by the Crary family - read more about their gift in the history section below.

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





Trash & Recycling​



Access and Parking

There is two hour street parking along the park's border on one side of Cambridge Road. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions.​

The park is accessible on foot using sidewalks along Washtenaw Avenue, Cambridge Road, and other nearby streets. There are no bike lanes along these roads and there are no bike racks at the park.

The park is just across Washtenaw from Douglas Park​ and a short walk from Postman's Rest Park.


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Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop​​​​​ is next to the the park, just across Washtenaw. ​Visit TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​​​​


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 park was donated in 2007 by the Crary family. Douglas Crary bought the land next to his home on Cambridge Road over 45 years ago, after a fire burned down the house on the site. Crary was a University of Michigan Geography professor, who also served on the Ann Arbor City Council and the City of Ann Arbor Planning Commission. He not only preserved the ​land as open greenspace, but also provided an area for his neighbors and the public to enjoy. ​Doug Crary passed away in 2006. In 2007,​​ his daughters generously offered this land to the City of Ann Arbor to become a city park. On Dec. 28, 2007, the City of Ann Arbor accepted this land​ as part of the city's park system.


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