Oakridge Nature Area is an eight-acre natural area on Glazier Way, on both sides of Huron Parkway, north of nearby
Gallup Park. View the
Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context.
Occasionally, visitors may encounter a city park with no trails – as is the case at Oakridge Nature Area. These natural areas represent a unique recreation and conservation feature of the city’s park system. In these relatively few spaces across the city, off-trail exploration is encouraged – a rare opportunity to meander through a wild space in our urban context. Visitors are also invited to reflect on the conservation value and biodiversity of these spaces, where the Parks & Recreation’s Natural Area Preservation staff work to steward, restore and inventory the natural communities throughout the city’s parks.
Oakridge is an undeveloped nature area, there are no trails, no amenities and no parking onsite. The western portion of the park is easy to view from the sidewalk, while the larger eastern portion is dense growth. Oakridge contains over 100 native species found in these valuable oak-hickory woods. Miller Creek runs through the area, next to a small fen, a rare type of Michigan wetland.