Eberwhite Nature Area


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Eberwhite Nature Area is a small 2.5 acre natural area west of downtown Ann Arbor that connects with the larger Eberwhite Woods. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. Eberwhite Nature Area and Eberwhite Woods form a lovely forested area, filled with mature oak, hickory, black cherry, black walnut, beech and elm trees, along with a variety of wildflowers and interesting wildlife. ​

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



Unpaved Trail



Access and Parking

The most direct access to Eberwhite Nature Area is from the grounds of Zion Lutheran Church​, which has a parking lot. Street Parking is available on Soule Boulevard ​to the east of the nature area, a walk that should take five minutes or less. There is also street parking on Ivywood Driv​e on the west side of Eberwhite Woods, where there is an entrance to Eberwhite Woods. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions.​

The park is accessible by walking and biking by using the surrounding neighborhood streets. There are bike lanes and sidewalks along nearby Liberty Street.​

Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop is on Liberty Street, about a minute walk from the park. Visit TheRide for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​



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 about the early history of the land here​.​​

Eberwhite Nature Area was acquired by the city in July of 2007, essentially adding on 2.5 acres to Eberwhite Woods (which is managed by the Ann Arbor Public Schools) for the sake of preserving natural areas. The city acquired the land from Zion Lutheran Church which borders the property.

Read a history of Eberwhite Nature Area and Eberwhite Woods along with a description of the area's natural features:

2007 Park Focus: Eberwhite Nature Area by Nancy T. L. Stoll​


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