Manchester Park

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Overview​

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. 

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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Paved Path


 
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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.

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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. ​​​​​​

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.​​

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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