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 about the early history of the land
The Rose Park property was acquired by the city in 1968 and transferred to the parks department to be used as parkland in 1978. The running and walking track was added in 1990, along with paths connecting the park to the surrounding area. The play structure was built in 2002 after soliciting public input.
Rose Park sits along Hikone Road and next to the
Hikone Community Center, which are named after the city of Hikone, Japan which is one of Ann Arbor's sister cities. Hikone has been a sister city of Ann Arbor since 1969.