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Folkstone Park

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​​​​​​​​​Park ​​​Address: 1500 N Folkstone Ct, Ann Arbor MI 48105​​​​

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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.  ​

Overview​

Folkstone Park is a small 3-acre forested nature area located in the northeast of Ann Arbor. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. Trails cross through the park and connect it to Greenbrier Park​ to the north. This park contains an excellent example of the oak-hickory forests that once dominated this area. There is a small wetland within the forest. ​The understory of this forest is rich with rue-anemone, bladdernut, Virginia waterleaf and blue-stemmed goldenrod. Within the forest is a small wetland, a nice place to look for frogs in the spring. 

Access and Parking​

Access to the park is from Folkstone Court off Larchmont Drive, near Green Road. Street parking is available along Folkstone Court.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle by walking and riding along the neighborhood streets. There are sidewalks along Folkstone and the surrounding streets. Nearby Green Road has bike lanes and a sidewalk.

Folkstone Park is bordered by Greenbrier Park to the north, and the park is a short walk from Windemere Park​ and Glacier Highlands Park.​

Public Transportation: The nearest bus​ s​​top​​ is on Green Road and is about a 5-minute walk from the park. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​


Amenities

  • Unpaved trail (connections to Traver Courts Apartments and Greenbrier Park​)
  • Picnic table, view asset map​ for amenity locations
  • Landfill receptacle (near main entrance)



Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. Natural Area Preservation 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 website 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 he​re​. For special projects ideas in natural areas, Natural Area Preservation​ staff will guide you and provide project guidelines unique to natural areas.​​​​

Park History​

As the area south of Greenbrier Park began to be developed, Folkstone was dedicated to preserve some of the woods in the area.​​​​


​Updated July 2022. Email [email protected]​a2gov.org for incorrect/outdated information.​​