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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 starting 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. Visitors must 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 a​cres 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. The park has two half basketball courts, a playground, a softball field, benches, a large open field 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​

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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 with many​​​ levels​ of commitment.​

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 hard​​ 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. Users can also​ utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Please consider including a wide angle photo, 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. If you have a park improvement idea, 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​.​​​​​

​The park received a series of updates in 2013. This included a new water fountain, new paved paths, new trees, new benches and updates to the bas​ketball courts.​

Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​