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Earhart Park

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​​​​​​​​​Park Address: 805 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48105​​​​

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Hours and Rules

Open 6 a.m. - midnight, with quiet hours starting at 10 p.m.​​ ​​​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, by Martin Luther King Jr. Element​ary 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 wind​​s 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 on foot. There is street parking a short​​ walk away on Waldenwood Drive, which intersects with Earhart Road to the north and south of the park. 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​​. ​​​

​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map



There are many ongoing 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 within the community. If you are interested, reach out or explore the website above to learn more.​​​​​

Report a Pro​​blem - 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. Users can also utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Please consider including a wide angle photo, ​​which helps staff find and fix the problem.​

Gifts and Do​​nations

Information on donating to the parks and the Guide to Giving can be found he​re​. For projects in natural areas, Natural Area Preservation​ staff will guide you and provide guidelines unique to natural areas.​​​​


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

The current trail was​ built by an Eagle Scout in 2018.​

Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) newsletter article​ about Earhart Park and several other nearby parks and nature areas.

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