Evergreen Park

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Overview​

​Evergreen Park is a 3.5 acre ​​neighborhood park and green space. It is​ 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 P​arks & Nature Areas Map for location context. The park, tucked into the neighborhood, is a hidden gem. The park features a playground, shade from 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.​

Park Notices

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.

Park Hours

6 a.m. – Midnight

Amenities

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Paved Path at Playground

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Playground

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Unpaved Trails

Benches​​

 

Trash & Recycling​


 
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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 streets. The two access points are off of unpaved roads with no sidewalks. ​​Nearby Dexter Road has bike lanes but no sidewalks.​​

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Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop is on Dexter Road at Barber Avenue, less than a 5 minute walk from the park. Visit TheRide for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​​

History​​​

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 a​bout the early history of the land here.​​

The land that is​ Evergreen Park was initially part of the surrounding neighborhood development. This neighborhood was called The Evergreens, and 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. In 1992, the city started purchasing vacant lots ​for the purpose​​​ of creating the park. The city finished acquiring these parcels in 2004. The park was named Evergreen after the subdivision's name. The 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​​ 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​



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