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Manchester Park

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Park address: 1900 Manchester Rd, ​​Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Hours ​an​​d 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.  ​


Manchester Park is a compact 1.5 acre park between Washtenaw Avenue and Manchester Road, next to the Washtenaw County​'s County Farm Park. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. It offers a pleasant stroll to the the County Farm Park trails, Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, and the local neighborhoods. 

Access and Parking

​Limited street parking is available along the turnoff from Manchester Road that leads into the park from the south and west.

The park is accessible on foot and by bike using the surrounding streets. Washtenaw Avenue to the north of the park has ​sidewalks along each side but no bike lanes​. There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation

There are two bus stops located within the park perimeter. The ​South Washtenaw Avenue, West of Manchester bus stop​ is located on the north side of the park.​​​​​ The Manchester Park bus stop​ ​is located on the south side. The Washtenaw stop is sheltered. 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


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 with many​​​ levels​ of commitment.​

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 hard​​ 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. Users can also​ utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Please consider including a wide angle photo, 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. If you have a park improvement idea, 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 acknow​ledgement​ from the c​ity and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​​

The land that comprises what is now Manchester Park was acquired by the city in 1964. The park used to be called Washtenaw-Manchester Park, and it bordered a park called "Park Washtenaw" which is land that is owned by Washtenaw County. The city and the county agreed to end the lease in 1982. All of the county-owned land, which is now County Farm Park, is maintained by the county.​

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