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Glazier Hill Nature Area

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Park Address3420 E Dobson Pl, 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 i​s closed, no perso​n 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.​


Glazier Hill Nature Area is a 1.7-acre nature area tucked between neighborhoods in northeast Ann Arbor. View the ​Ann Arbor Parks and​ ​​Nat​ure Areas Map​​​ for location context.

Occasionally, visitors may encounter a city park with no trails – as is the case at Glazier Hill Nature Area. 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 work to steward, restore and inventory the natural communities throughout the city’s parks.

The park is home to over a hundred native plant species, including the fragile fern (Cystopteris fragilis), which is rarely found in the city. The area doesn't receive many human visitors and a variety of wildlife can be seen within.​

Access​​ and Parking ​​

The park can be accessed via an easement from Dobson Place into the park. This easement goes between private properties, so be sure to check a map and be mindful of the park boundaries.​ Street parking is available on Dobson Place, immediately adjacent to this easement.

The nature area is accessible on foot using the surrounding neighborhood streets. East Dobson Place which leads from Wolverhampton Lane to the nature area's entrance has sidewalks along its northern side. There are no bike racks at the park.

Oakridge Nature Area is a 10-15 minute walk to the southwest of​ Glazier Hill Nature Area.

Public Transit:​ The nearest bus stop is located ​on Green Road and ​Glazier Way. Visit The ​​​​Ride​ for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide​​.​​​

​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map


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 among 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 ​Probl​​em - 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 a​nd Do​​nations 

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.​​​​


Ann Arbor's city parks sit on the ancestral and traditional homelands of several indigenous Native peoples. Read a land acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​​

Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Newsletter featuring Glazier Hill and several nearby parks and nature areas:

2016 Park Focus: Glazier Hill Nat​ure Area by Katie Carlisle​

Updated February 2023. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​