Park Address: 20 Ridgemor Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103
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.
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.
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 Drive 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 The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide.
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- Unpaved trail, which leads into Eberwhite Woods.
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 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 here. 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 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
Updated November 2022. Email [email protected]a2gov.org for incorrect/outdated information.