Park Address: 2670 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48108
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.
Rose Park is located on Packard Road at Hikone Drive, just across the street from Buhr Park and Cobblestone Farm, in the southeastern corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. The park is next to the Hikone Community Center. The park is 2.35 acres and contains a play area, benches, parking and a running/walking track the surrounds the park. An accessible asphalt trail connects the activities to Packard Road. The park also has green space with a grassy area and a variety of trees, including flowering cherries and maples. The park is a short walk from Mary Beth Doyle Park on the south.
Access and Parking
There is a small parking lot with three spaces in the park along Hikone Drive. There are parking lots at Buhr Park across the street.
The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using Packard Road. There are no bike lanes along Packard, but there are paved sidewalks along the road. There are no bike racks at the park. There is a crosswalk across the road to Buhr Park on the other side. There is a path connecting the park to Mary Beth Doyle Park, which is just to the south.
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.
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- Benches and picnic table
- Playground with structure and swings
- Paved paths
- Landfill receptacle
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 acknowledgement from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here.
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.
Updated October 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.