Park Address: 3100 Valley Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48103
Hours and Rules
Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning at 10 p.m. Unless otherwise posted per City Council resolution, when a park is closed, no person shall remain in or enter it other than to quietly sit or walk. 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.
Evergreen Park is a neighborhood park and green space, 3.5 acres in size, located off Valley Drive and Kingwood Street, west of the North Maple and Dexter Road intersection on the city's far west side. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. The park, tucked into the neighborhood, is a hidden gem. The park features a playground on the south end of the park, shaded by tall oak and cottonwood trees, and hiking trails through the park’s wooded area. Birds such as American Robins and White-throated Sparrows call this park home.
Access and Parking
There are access points to the park on the north and south edges of the park. There is a small dirt parking lot (2-3 spaces) on the north edge of the park off of Kingwood Street. There is some street parking along Valley Drive on the south edge, which is an unpaved road.
The park can be reached on foot and bicycle by using the surrounding neighborhood streets. The two access points are off of unpaved roads with no sidewalks. Nearby Dexter Road has bike lanes but no sidewalks.
Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop is on Dexter Road at Barber Avenue, less than a 5 minue walk from the park. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide.
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- Playground with structure and swings
- Paved path at playground
- Unpaved trails
- Landfill receptacle (at playground entrance)
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 to protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic within the community. 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 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.
The land that comprises Evergreen Park was initially part of the surrounding neighborhood development, called The Evergreens, which was developed in the 1920s. It is likely the lots were abandoned during the Great Depression.
The park's land was acquired by the city over a period of many years. The city started purchasing the vacant lots in the neighborhood from their owners for the purpose of creating the park in 1992 and did not finish acquiring all of the parcels until 2004. The park was named Evergreen after the subdivision's name. The initial purchases were funded by the 1988-1993 Park Recreation and Open Space Plan and grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The playground was built in 2006 after soliciting public input.
Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) newsletter highlighting the park, its history, and restoration efforts:
2020 Park Focus: Evergreen Park by Krissy Elkins
Updated January 2023. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.