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Earhart West Park

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Park Address: 3603 Fox Hunt Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48105​​​

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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, and dogs must be on leash.


​Earhart West Park is a small neighborhood park, just under an ​​​acre in size, located on Fox Hunt Drive not far from the corner of Green Road and Glazier Way in the northeast corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. The park is mostly an undeveloped natural area containining a small retaining pond, with a small mowed area that contains a picnic table and bench just off the street. Earhart West is a short walk (5-10 minutes) from Earhart Park and Narrow Gauge Way Nature Area​.

Access and Parking

The park is accessed off of Fox Hunt Drive and there is parking along the street.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle using the surrounding neighborhood streets, which have sidewalks. There are no bike racks at the park. Nearby Glazier Way and Green Road have bike lanes and sidewalks.

Public Transit:​ The nearest bus stop​ is on Green Road at Glazier Way, about a 5-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


  • Bench
  • Picnic table


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 within the community. 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 he​re​. For special projects ideas in natural areas, Natural Area Preservation​ staff will guide you and provide project guidelines unique to natural areas.​​​​


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

Earhart West Park was dedicated to the city by the developer of the surrounding neighborhood (John Kurkjian) to be used as parkland and approved by the city in 1980. Earhart Park and Earhart West Park, like Earhart Road, are named after the Earhart family who lived on a 400-acre estate along the Huron River with 40 acres of woods for horseback riding. This was accomplished by Harry Boyd Earhart who was born in 1870 and made his fortune in the gasoline business when automobiles were becoming established. He was very wealthy when he sold his company to what later became Mobil Oil. He died in 1954 at the age of 83 and is buried at Botsford Cemetery, just up the road from the park. The Earhart foundation, which he established in 1929, funds educational projects but also nature conservancy ones as well. Earhart was one of the founders of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority which is responsible for the string of parks still operating today along the Huron River watershed.

​Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) newsletter highlighting Earhart West and several other small nearby parks:

2016 Park Focus: Earhart, Earhart West, Glazier Hill, and Glacier Highlands by Katie Carlisle​

​​​​​Updated November​​ 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​