Earhart West Park

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Overview

​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 containing 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​.

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

Amenities

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Bench

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Picnic Table


 
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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.

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Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop ​is on Green Road at Glazier Way, about a 5-minute walk from the park. Visit TheRide​ for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide​​.​​​​

History​​​

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.​​

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​



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