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Huron Highlands Park

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​​​​​ ​​​​Park Address: 400 Skydale Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48105​​​

Access         Amenities         History

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Hours and Rules

Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning at 10 p.m. 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.​

Overview​

Huron Highlands Park is a 1.67-acre neighborhood park off of Skydale Road, just west of Pontiac Trail on the city's north side. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas Map for location context. The park features a play area, volleyball area, picnic tables and open fields. An asphalt path connects through the grassy park from Larkspur Street to Skydale, the two entrances to the park.

In addition to the built amenities, this park has a lot of interesting plants featured. Both sign gardens have a variety of native and non-native ornamental plants, and the northern sign garden boasts a variety of berry-producing species including gooseberry, raspberry, and Nanking cherry shrubs. Trios of peach, apricot, and pear trees can be found to the west of the playground with clouds of blooms in spring and laden with fruit in late summer. To the south of the playground is Himalayan dogwood and a small grouping of apple trees nestled in a small native plant garden, and the entire park is lined with a variety of native and non-native trees.

​Access and Parking

There is street parking along the park's edges on Skydale Drive and Larkspur Street.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle by using the surrounding neighborhood streets.​ Nearby Pontiac Trail has sidewalks and bike lanes. There are no bike racks at the park.

The park is a short walk (5-10 minutes) from ​Onder Park Nature Area, Cloverdale Park, Leslie Park​ and Black Pond Woods Nature Area​.

Public Transportation: There is a bus ​stop​​​ on Pontiac Trail, less than a 5 minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​


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​Amenities

  • Playground with structure and swings, view asset map​ for amenity locations
  • Volleyball net
  • ​Benches and picnic tables
  • Grill
  • Paved path through park
  • Landfill receptacles



Volunteer 

There are many opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. GIVE 365 and the seasonal Adopt-a-Park Program offer volunteer opportunities ranging from a 90-minute commitment to a more long term ongoing role. If you are feeling the call to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the websites above to see what’s upcoming or how to get involved. 


Report a Problem - A2 Fix It 

To report any maintenance issues or other problem during your park visit, please report through A2Fix It​. Keep in mind that parks are large spaces and A2 Fix It requests can be difficult to find without detailed information. 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 and Donations

Information on donating to the parks and the Guide to Giving can be found here. Alternatively if you have a special project or park improvement idea that you want to donate your time and energy toward, a great place to start is through Adopt-a-Park and the proposing a special park project​ guide. For information on donating a tree through Adopt-a-Park, the tree donation guide​​​​​​​ can help you get started.


History​

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

Huron Highlands Park and Cloverdale Park​ were acquired by the city in 1960, when the development of the surrounding neighborhood was approved. The park began to be developed in 1974. Improvements were made to the paths and sidewalks in the park in 2009 to make sure that they are ADA compliant.


Updated September​ 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​