Pilgrim Park


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Pilgrim Park is a 1.5 acre neighborhood park located off Verle Avenue, just west of Platt Road in the southeast corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context.​​ An asphalt path, flanked by rows of tall honeylocust​ trees, leads into the park from Verle Avenue. The park contains a playground with a game court, picnic area, a small grassy field area for pickup games, bike racks and a drinking fountain.

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



Drinking Fountain




Bike Racks


Picnic Tables​​



Access and Parking

The park has one entrance off of Verle Avenue and there you'll find street parking.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the neighborhood streets, which have sidewalks, and using Platt Road, which has bike lanes and sidewalks. There are two bike racks in the park.


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Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop ​is at the intersection of Platt and Verle, only a one minute walk from the park. ​​Visit TheRide for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide.​​​


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.​​

Pilgrim Park was acquired by the city in 1960 as the surrounding neighborhood was developed. The land was given to the city by the developer, as new developments at the time had a requirement to include some dedicated park land.​ The paved asphalt path into the park was constructed in 2009.​​​

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