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
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