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Esch Park

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​​​​​​​Park Address:2705 Esch Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48104​

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Hours and Rules

Open 6 a.m.-midnigh​t 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. Contact park​ rentals for policies and rules related to rentals and special uses and always refer to posted signage in the park.​​​ Smoking is prohibited, ​alcohol is prohibited ​and dogs must be on leash.  ​


Esch Park is a large neighborhood park, five acres in size, located off Esch Avenue between Packard and Eisenhower Parkway. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. Esch provides a sprawling green space for nearby residents with large trees and plenty to do. This active park has two half basketball courts, a playground with a structure and swings, a softball field, benches, a large open field for games and a drinking fountain. An asphalt path provides access through the park to the surrounding neighborhoods and housing complex. 

Access and Parking

There is street parking along Esch Avenue, which forms the longest edge of the park.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle by walking and biking through the neighborhood streets.​ There are no bike lanes along nearby Eisenhower Parkway, ​but there are bike lanes along nearby Packard Street. There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop​ along Eisenhower Parkway is about a five minute walk from the park. There is also a stop at Packard and Pine Valley, within a 10 minute walk. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​​​​​

​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map

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  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Baseball/softball diamond
  • 2 half basketball courts
  • Playground with structure and swings
  • ​Drinking fountain
  • Landfill receptacles​


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.

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​.​​​​​

Recent Developments: The park received a series of improvements in 2013, including a new water fountain, new paved paths, new trees, new benches and improvements to the baseketball courts.​

​​​Active Park Adopters

​​​A wonderful park neighbor cares for a small garden around the park sign, making the park so much more attractive and inviting! Contact us if you are interested in adopting other areas of the park or would like to hear about upcoming volunteer workdays. Email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445.

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