Park Address: 604 N Main St, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Hours and Rules
North Main Park is a half acre park, just north of downtown Ann Arbor, which connects N. Main Street to N. 4th Avenue with an accessible asphalt walk. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. The park features tall trees providing a shady green canopy along with a small play area and benches. There is also a small garden on the park's east side near the playground. The park is a short walk from Depot Park (the city's smallest park), Wheeler Park, the Museum on Main Street and the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market.
Access and Parking
There is street parking on one side of N 4th Avenue. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions. There is no street parking on the Main Street side of the park.
The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the neighborhood streets surrounding the park. 4th and Main have sidewalks but no bike lanes.
Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop is at the corner of Summit and Main, about a 3 minute walk from the park. There is also a bus stop at Wheeler Park, which is also 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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- Picnic table
- Playground with structure and tire swing
- Paved path with winter maintenance
- 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.
The land for North Main Park was bought by the city in 1976 for $9,360. The park began to be developed in 1977 with asphalt paths being constructed, providing a connection between N. Main Street and N. 4th Avenue.
A special group of park neighbors have cared for the beautiful garden at North Main Park and Wheeler Park for many years! Be sure to check out the garden in the growing season where you will find yarrow, false sunflower, and more. Reach out if you are interested in being a part of their annual clean up or being otherwise involved in caring for the garden!
We would also love to partner with a group or individual to help maintain playground surfacing and remove litter. If you are interested in getting involved, email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445.
Updated October 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.