Glazier Hill Nature Area

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Overview

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.​

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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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.

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Public Transportation

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

History​​​

Ann Arbor's city parks sit on t​he 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.​​

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​



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