Garden Homes Park


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Garden Homes Park​​ is located in the northwest corner of the city proper and accessed off Franklin, Fulmer and Garden Homes Streets. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. It is one block from Maple Road. The park is just over 11 acres in size and is nicely wooded with open lawn areas for various activities. Interconnecting paths wind their way over 20,000 feet with two small asphalt plazas with lighting and benches. Garden Hom​es also features a large play structure off Franklin.

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



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Picnic Tables​​


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Access and Parking

​​​There are no parking lots at Garden Homes but there is plentiful street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the park. Franklin street has a long stretch of park frontage with street parking. There are many points of access so if you are planning to meet at this park, take a moment to select a specific meeting point.

A walking path off of Fulmer connects the park and neighborhood to Wines Elementary School. A walking path off of Franklin Court N. connects the park area to Maple Road.


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Public Transportation

There are bus stops very near the park off of Maple Road. The nearest stop to the Franklin Ct entrance to the park is Maple and Foss. Visit TheRide for route and schedule details.


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.​​

Garden Homes park was developed in 1974. A new play structure was added in 2007 after input from the local community.

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