Dicken Park

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Overview​

Dicken Park ​is a half-acre neighborhood park located on Maple Road at Tudor Drive, on the far southwest side of the city near Scio Church Road. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Natural Areas Map​ for location context. This park is undeveloped and maintained as a mowed grass field.

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​


 
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Access and Parking

There is street parking along Tudor Drive, immediately ​adjacent to the park.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the surrounding neighborhood streets. South Maple Road and Tudor Drive have sidewalks but no bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

Dicken Park is a short walk from Mushroom Park, Eisenhower Park,​ and Churchill Downs Park.

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Public Transportation

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

Histor​​y​​​

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.​​

Dicken Park, and Dicken Elementary School, are named after Carrie L. Dicken, a teacher in Ann Arbor Public Schools for 40 years and a leader in the Ann Arbor community. She began her career at Bach School in Ann Arbor in 1894. Carrie worked with a building committee to get Perry School on Packard constructed in 1902. In 1913, she established a night school to assist newly arrived immigrants. She became the principal of Bach School and remained in that role until she retired in 1934. Her program supporting immigrants was widely copied, and Carrie received an award from the American Legion for this work. She studied at Columbia University and the University of Michigan before beginning her teaching and leadership in Ann Arbor. She lived at 1109 Wells in the Burns Park neighborhood.



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