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Redwood Park

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​​​​​​​​​​​Park Address: 3055 Redwood Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48108​​​

Acce​ss          Am​enities          His​t​​​ory

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, ​alcohol is prohibited and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​

Redwood Park is a small neighborhood park at the corner of Platt Road and Redwood Avenue, in the southeastern corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. This petite park features a paved path, a bench and a garden bed. The garden is home to a variety of plants, such as strawberries, wild ginger and coneflowers.​

​Access and Parking

The park is open on its west and south sides. There is street parking directly adjacent to the park along Redwood Avenue. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using bike lanes and sidewalks along Platt Road. The surrounding neighborhoods have sidewalks. There are no bike racks in the park.

Public Transportation: There is a bus stop​ immediately adjacent to the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. 


Amenities

  • Benches, including sheltered benches at the bus stop and one bench at the garden, view asset map for amenity locations
  • Paved path
  • Garden

 

 


Volunteer 

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.


History​

Redwood Park was acquired by the City of Ann Arbor in 1989. The property was purchased for $32,250​ using funds from the 1988-92 Park Acquisition Millage. The park was officially named Redwood, after the street it is on, in 1990. In 2006, input was solicited from the public and neighbors of the park regarding improving the park. The decision was made to plant trees, to add benches with an awning at the bus stop along the park and to create a garden bed with a bench and a paved path encircling it. This work was completed in 2007 for approximately $19,000. Parents and children from the Early Learning Center Preschool across the street from the park helped plant the garden bed in 2008, and volunteers have helped maintain the garden at Redwood in the years following.


The garden at Redwood Park being planted in 2008.


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 Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​