North Main Park

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Overview

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 paved path. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. The park featur​es tall trees providing a shady green canopy along with a small play area, benches and an accessible picnic table. There is also a small garden on the park's east side near the playground. The path through the park receives winter​ snow clearing​.​ 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​.​

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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Playground

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Picnic Table​

 

Landfill Bin


 
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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. There are no bike racks at the park.

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 TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​​​​​


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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 for North Main Park was bought by the city in 1976 for $9,360. The park began to be developed in 1977 with the construction of asphal​t paths.​​

Active Adopters

A group of park neighbors care for the beautiful garden at North Main Park and Wheeler Park! 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 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.​

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A2Fix It - Service request tool

A2 Fix It is an online system you can use to report any maintenance issues or other problems during your park visit. When reporting an issue in a park please include detailed location information in the "details and description" section near the end of the request process. Pictures that provide location context are very helpful.

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