Hollywood Park

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Overview

Hollywood Park is a three acre park, adjacent to Abbot Elementary School, along Sequoia Parkway west of N. Maple Road in the northwestern corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. Access to the park is from Sequoia Parkway.

Although small, Hollywood Park contains a high-quality woodland, with abundant wildflowers in the spring. A path through the woods allows the casual hiker to view one of richest displays of spring wildflowers in the city. The remainder of the park is a grassy mowed area, the perfect spot for a spring picnic surrounded by wildflowers. This nature area is undergoing restoration efforts by the staff and volunteers of Natural Area Preservation, including removal of non-native invasive plants.​

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

Amenities

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Unpaved Paths

 

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Access and Parking

There is street parking along Sequoia Parkway and Kuehnle Avenue.

The park can be reached on foot and bicycle by using the neighborhood streets. The surrounding streets have sidewalks. Nearby North Maple Road has sidewalks and bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

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Public Transportation

There is a bus stop on North Maple Road at Sequoia, about a five-minute walk from the park. Visit TheRide for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​

History​​​

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.​​

Hollywood Park was acquired by the city in 1961 as the surrounding neighborhood subdivision was developed. The land was given to the city by the developer, as new developments at the time had a requirement to include some park land. Some work was done to clear undergrowth in the area in 1964 which drew protests from some of the neighbors and students from Abbott Elementary, which borders the park. Neighbors and students sent letters to the parks department. There was some philosophical disagreement over how "natural beauty" would best be exhibited by the park, with some arguing that it should be left completely untouched. Parks director S.S. Sproull espoused the view that "natural beauty" can be sometimes better achieved with human maintenance. In a letter concerning the park and the idea, he wrote:

"You will find almost unanimous approval of the concept of natural beauty, and among park people the approval will be 100%. This is our trade and we work at it every day. The concept has its variations however. Areas of so called natural beauty can and do include "nature areas", but are not limited to nature areas. This becomes difficult to define and differentiate, since we can have all degrees from the completely untouched to the very formally maintained. I won't go into specifics here, and merely wish to point out that Mother Nature can display considerable beauty without having poison ivy entwined in her hair and a sprig of ragweed clenched between her teeth."​

Sproull met with residents in 1965 and came to an agreement that the neighbors happily agreed to, clearing dead trees and impassable undergrowth while leaving most of the park's natural features intact.

​​Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Newsletter highlighting the park and its woods:

2000 Park Focus: Hollywood Park by Katherine O'​Brien

Recent Developments

In 2012, Ann Arbor artist Mary Thiefels, of Tree Town Murals, was commissioned by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission. Mary turne​​d the 12 pillars of the shelter at Allmendinger Park into a work of art.  Called “Nourishing Healthy Seeds,” the work is described as "a neighborhood time capsule mosaic".  The mural includes contributions from the community, including self-portraits by Slauson Middle School students and personal mementos — such as photos — donated by residents. Photos of the dedication can be viewed in an archived article by The Ann Arbor News​.

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