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Pilgrim Park

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Park Address: 2966 Verle Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48108​​​​

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Hours and Rules

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


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.

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.

Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop​ is at the intersection of Platt and Verle, only a one minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule 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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  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Playground with structure, swings including tot bucket swings
  • Funnel ball hoop
  • Water fountain
  • Bike racks


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 acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about 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.​​​

Updated October 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​