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Eisenhower Park

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Address:​ ​​​​2235 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Access            Amenities            History


Hours and Rules

Open 6 ​a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning 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, and dogs must be on leash

Overview

​​Eisenhower Park is a 10 acre greenway located along I-94, just south of Scio Church Road. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. It serves as a buffer between the highway and nearby homes, and now a new trail cuts through the park to provide new connections through the area. The park consists of old fields and lowlands. It connects to Churchill Downs Park on the north and Dundee Drive​ on the south.

Community update: Eisenhower Park​ Pathway Project 

November 2022 - The trail is DONE!

Resident driven interest led to the establishment of a wood chipped path through Eisenhower Park, to connect Churchill Dow​ns Park to Northbrook Drive (see p​roject map). In 2021 the Adopt-a-Park program reviewed a special park project application in which permission was granted to volunteers to cut brush and put down woodchips to identify a walking path. Workdays happened in November 2021, September 2022, October 2022 and work was completed on a final workday on November 13th, 2022.


Volunteers at the new southern trailhead​ off of Churchill Drive

Access and Parking

The park can be accessed off of Dundee Drive​ or Churchill Drive, and there is street parking available on each street. The park can also be accessed through Churchill Downs Park.

The park can be accessed on foot and bicycle by walking or riding through the surrounding neighborhood streets. Nearby Scio Church Road has sidewalks and a bike lane.​​​

Public Transit:​ The nearest bus stop is along Scio Church Road, which is about a five to ten 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


Amenities

  • Unpaved trail


Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. GIVE 365 and the seasonal Adopt-a-Park Program offer volunteer opportunities ranging from a 90 minute commitment, to a more long term, ongoing role. Natural Area Preservation also has volunteer opportunities that support their mission and involve volunteers in all aspects of maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems. If you are feeling the call to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the websites 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. Alternatively if you have a special project or park improvement idea that you want to donate your time and energy toward, a great place to start is through Adopt-a-Park and the proposing a special park project guide. For information on donating a tree through Adopt-a-Park, the  tree don​ation guide can help you get started. 

History

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​.​​​

In 2021 resident driven interest led to the beginning of a wood chipped path through Eisenhower Park, to connect Churchill Dow​ns Park to Northbrook Drive (see p​roject map). In 2021 the Adopt-a-Park program reviewed a special park project application in which permission was granted to volunteers to cut brush and put down woodchips to identify a walking path. As part of the review process, neighbor input was solicited. To view the survey response summary and and the August 2021 update, click here​. You can also review the July notice and original project communication hereWorkdays happened in November 2021, September 2022, October 2022 and work was completed on a final workday on November 13th, 2022. The trail now provides a new connection through the neighborhood. At the same time, work happened in Churchill Downs Park and the northernmost section of Eisenhower on a new retention basin there which included an unpaved path which connects that park to Scio Church Road, futher connecting a path network in this area of the city.


​ Updated January 2023. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​