Park Address: 405 Longshore Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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, alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.
Longshore Park is located on Longshore Drive, just across the street from the Argo Canoe Livery and Argo Park & Nature Area. The park is 2.25 acres in size and offers a great view of the river. The park contains a playground with picnic tables sitting at the top of the hill, connected by an accessible asphalt path from Longshore. The remainder of the park is open grass fields. The park has a stand of trees providing shade and includes sugar maples and black cherries among other trees.
Access and Parking
There is a paved path entrance to the park in the southeast corner of the park, off of Longshore Drive. The western side of the park is open to the road, and there is also a path connection to the apartments bordering the park on the north.
There are multiple parking lots at the Argo Canoe Livery and there is street parking immediately adjacent to the park along part of Longshore Drive, but this parking is often full during the summer as the livery is very popular. During this time there may be no available parking within several blocks. View this Argo parking guide for details.
The park is accessible on foot and bicycle by using the surrounding neighborhood streets. Part of Longshore Drive has a sidewalk alongside. There is a bike rack at the park.
The park is a relatively short walk from Argo Park & Nature Area, Riverside Park, Fairview Cemetery, Beckley Park and Plymouth Parkway Park.
Public Transportation: There is a bus stop on Pontiac Trail, roughly 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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- Benches and picnic tables
- Playground with structure
- Paved path
- Bike rack
- Landfill receptacle
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.
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 about the early history of the land here.
Updated October 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.