Foxfire East Park


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​Foxfire East Park is a 3.14-acre undeveloped natural area located on Dhu Varren Road at Omlesaad, in the northeast corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. It contains a shallow ravine and is seasonally quite wet. In the recent past, elms and ash were the dominant trees. The park borders the much larger Buttonbush Nature Area​ and is a short walk from Foxfire North Park.

Foxfire East Park is one of a number of city park properties with no trails or amenities. These natural areas represent a unique recreation and conservation feature of the city’s park system. In these relatively few spaces across the city, off-trail exploration is encouraged– a rare opportunity to meander through a wild space in our urban context. Visitors are also invited to reflect on the conservation value and biodiversity of these spaces, where the Parks & Recreation’s Natural Area Preservation staff and volunteers work to steward, restore and inventory the natural communities throughout the city’s parks.​​

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

Ac​cess and Parking

The park is located along Foxway Drive​, and there is parking along the street.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle using the surrounding neighborhood streets. Foxway has sidewalks.​ Nearby Dhu Varren Road has bike lanes and sidewalks but not between Omlesaad Drive and Birchwood Drive. There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop​​​​​ is on Dhu Varren at Omlesaad​​, less than a 5-minute walk from the par​k. ​​Visit TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide.​​



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.​​


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