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Northside Park and Community Center

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​​​​​​​​​Park Address: 809 Taylor St, Ann Arbor MI 48105​ 

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Hours and Rules   

​Open 6 a.m. - midnight with quiet hours starting at 10 p.m. Refer to Chap​ter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules. Smoking is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.  


Northside Park is a 5.2 acre park located on the corner of Pontiac Trail and Taylor Street. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​​ for location context. ​The park contains a small tot play area, a ball diamond, a basketball court, a gaga ball play area, a water fountain, restrooms, and a tennis court. The park is adjacent to A2STEAM, which contains a few larger play areas. The park is the home of the CAN Northside Community Center. This center serves as Community Action Network’s administrative building and is also used as a community center​.

Access and Parking 

There is street parking along Taylor Street, which forms the southern edge of the park. 

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle. There are sidewalks along Pontiac Trail and Taylor Street, which form the west and south edges of the park. There are no paved paths or trails within the park.

Public Transportation

There are bus stops nearby on Pontiac Trail. The nearest stop is immediately adjacent to the park. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​

​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map

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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 city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​​

The land that became Northside Park was originally part of the Northside School site. This land was designated for public park use in 1939. The shelter was constructed in 1960, and the tennis and basketball courts were added in 1982.

Recent Developme​nts

Northside Elementary school, which borders the park on the east, became A2STEAM​ in 2014, putting on emphasis on STEAM education. Read an article from the Ann Arbor Observer​ about it.​​

The ​Northside Community Center​ installed a solar power energy generation system in 2020. The community center is now designated as a "resilience hub​," the first in the city. In the case of a power outage or emergency situation the food onsite will remain refrigerated and community members will be able to access electricity in the building.

Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information. ​​