Sculpture Plaza


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Sculpture Plaza​ is a small park downtown that is an oasis where downtown Ann Arbor meets Kerrytown, at the corner of 4th Avenue and Catherine Street. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. The Kerrytown Arch sculpture is central to the plaza, celebrating the gateway between the two areas. The plaza is​ used as a walk through to the Kerrytown Shops, local restaurants, The Peoples’ Co-Op, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and the Artisan’s Market. It has four picnic tables and two long seating sections for enjoying local food ​and relaxing.​

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



Bike Racks


Trash & Recycling​



Access and Parking

The park has no dedicated parking, but there is paid metered parking at two lots directly across the street. There is also paid metered parking on several nearby streets. View the Ann Arbor DDA's guide to ​​parking in Downtown Ann Arbor​ to learn more about parking downtown.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the surrounding streets. Catherine street has a protected bike lane. There are four bike racks in the park.


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Public Transportation

There is a bus stop ​next to​ the park. ​​Visit The​Ride 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.​​

The Arch Sculpture, aka The Kerrytown Arch, was initially erected 1977 through a grant from the Michigan Council For the Arts. It is 18 feet of steel. The sculptor, David Heberling, graduated from University of Michigan with an MFA. In his words, “The history of the triumphal arch dates back to the Romans, who scattered them as a mark of their conquests in Italy, France, North Africa, and Asia. This 'arch' updates that ancient lineage with recent elements from cubism, minimalism, and modernist abstraction. It functions here as a symbolic gate, a segue between the downtown business district and Kerrytown." (From Public Art in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, by Martha R. Keller & Michael J. Curtis, 1995.) Courtesy of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission

The Arch was removed in 2007 for restoration by Giorgio Gakas of Venus Bronze Works Inc in Detroit. Graffiti was removed, the corten steel was repaired and the piece was repainted and reinstalled in 2008. The DDA upgraded the plaza by repaving the bricks, adding new lights, bike racks, benches and tables.

There is a sign in the park which provides a glimpse to 1879 life in Kerrytown, entitled A Supply Side of Town.

Park Adopters

The two large gardens in Sculpture Plaza are adopted by the People’s Food Co-op who maintain them by weeding, pruning and mulching each year. Contact Adopt-a-Park​ if you are interested in volunteering.

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