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Lansdowne Park

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Park Address: 601 Lans Way, Ann Arbor MI 48108​

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Hours and Rules

Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Refer to Chapter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules. Contact park​ rentals for policies and rules related to rentals and special uses and always refer to posted signage in the park.​​ Smoking is prohibited, ​alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.

Overview​​​

Lansdowne Park is a 2.6-acre neighborhood park located on Lans Way near Seventh Street in the southwest corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. The park is an expansive neighborhood green space and contains a play area, a basketball court, a soccer field and a paved walk through the park. The park also has some interesting natural features, including a stand of trees next to the playground, which includes blue spruces and red maples, and a small rain garden in the northwest corner of the park.​

​Access and Parking

The park has open access along Lans Way, and there is plentiful street parking along the road.​

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the surrounding neighborhood streets. The neighborhood streets have sidewalks. Nearby Seventh Street has sidewalks and nearby Scio Church Road has sidewalks and one bike lane. There are no bike racks at the park.

The park is a short walk (5-10 minutes) from Lawton​ Park​Meadowbrook Park​Churchill Downs Park, and Eisenhower Park​.

Public Transportation: There is a bus ​s​t​op​​​​​ on Scio Church at Seventh, less than a 5 minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​

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

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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 acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​

Lansdowne Park was acquired by the city in 1963 as the surrounding neighborhood 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. The soccer goals were installed in 2000. The play structure was installed in 2006, along with a series of improvements including new benches and tables, a new path and new basketball nets.


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 Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​