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
In 2021 resident interest led to the beginning of a path through Eisenhower Park, connecting Churchill Downs Park to Northbrook Drive (see project map). The Adopt-a-Park program accepted a special park project application for volunteers to cut brush and put down woodchips for 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 here. Workdays 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. Work also included an unpaved path, which connects the park to Scio Church Road, further connecting the city.