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Ellsworth Park

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​​​Park address: 2405 E Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108​

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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, alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.  ​


Ellsworth Park is​ a 4.21-acre park located near the southern edge of Ann Arbor on East Ellsworth Road, midway between Platt Road and Stone School Road. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Na​ture Areas Map for location context. This is a mixed-use park with a variety of amenities and attractions that offers something for all. The park includes a basketball court, a soccer field, a playground with swings, and multiple park benches and picnic tables where you​ can sit, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the park. 

Access and Parking

There is no street parking at Ellsworth Park. Parking is available at Southeast Area Park​ off E. Ellsworth Rd., a half mile away from Ellsworth Park.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle using the sidewalks and bike lanes on East Ellsworth Road. A paved path runs along the southern edge of the park and leads into the shelter and playground area located in the center of the park. There is a bike rack located in the park, near the basketball court.

Nearby city parks include Southeast Area Park and Swift Run Park close to the east, and Arbor Oaks Park​ about a 15 minute walk to the northwest.

Public Transportation: There are multiple bus stops along ​​E. Ellsworth Rd. within walking distance of the park; the closest bus stop​ being on the corner of Ellsworth and Braeburn. Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​

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  • ​Benches and picnic tables
  • Basketball court
  • Athletic Field
  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground with structure
  • Paved path
  • Shelter
  • Bike rack
  • Landfill receptacle​s, view pa​rks recycling  ​


There are many 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. 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​. Keep in mind that parks are large spaces and A2 Fix It requests can be difficult to find without detailed information. 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 donation guide​​​​​​​ can help you get started.


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​.​​


​Updated November​​ 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​