Park Address: 805 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48105
Hours and Rules
Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning at 10 p.m. 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. Smoking is prohibited
, alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash
Earhart Park is a small two-acre natural area tucked between neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city, adjacent to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. Access is from Waldenwood Drive, off Earhart Road. Although small, Earhart contains a good population of frogs in its small natural pond. Some frogs you might see are spring peeper, green frog, and American toad. The pond is bordered by marsh, adding to the local plant diversity. A trail meanders through the woods to the property of King Elementary School.
Access and Parking
There is no parking at the park. The park can be best visited by foot. There is street parking fairly near on Waldenwood Drive, which intersects with Earhart Road to the north and south of the park and may involve walking five to 10 minutes or more. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions.
The park is accessible on foot by walking on the sidewalks along Earhart Road and the nearby neighborhoods. There are no bike lanes on Earhart Road, but there are bike lanes on nearby Glazier Road.
Public Transit: There is a bus stop on Glazier Road, less than a five minute walk from the park. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide.
- Unpaved trail, see trail map above
There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. Natural Area Preservation has volunteer opportunities that support their mission to protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. If you are feeling the call to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the website 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. 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. For special projects ideas in natural areas, Natural Area Preservation staff will guide you and provide project guidelines unique to natural areas.
The current trail was built by an Eagle Scout in 2018.
Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) newsletter article highlighting Earhart Park and several other small nearby parks:
2016 Park Focus: Earhart, Earhart West, Glazier Hill, and Glacier Highlands by Katie Carlisle
Updated June 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.