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Park Address: 2655 W Liberty ​St, Ann Arbor MI 48103​

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

Overview​

​South Maple Park is a 7.83 acre park off of Liberty Street, just west of South Maple Road on the city's western edge. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas Map for location context. The park contains tennis courts, a play area, sprawling open grass fields and a wooded area separating the two portions of the park. An accessible asphalt trail connects to the park from the subdivision to the South of the park and East. 

Access and Parking

The park has a small parking lot​ off of Liberty Street.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using bike lanes and a sidewalk along Liberty Street. There are sidewalks along South Maple Road but no bike lanes. There are some bike racks in the park at the Liberty entrance near the tennis courts and at the playground.

Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop is on South Maple Road, about a one minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​



Amenities

  • Benches and picnic tables, view asset map for amenity locations
  • Playground with structure and swings
  • Tennis courts
  • Grill
  • Landfill receptacles
  • Bike racks - near tennis courts and near playground



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​

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 land that comprises the eastern portion (2 acres) of South Maple Park was acquired by the City of Ann Arbor in 1976 using funds from the 1971 G.O.P.B. Bond issue for Park Development and Acquisition. The park was intended to provide public parkland to the housing complexes adjacent to the park, which had previously been without parkland within walking distance.  Construction on the park began in 1976. The tennis courts were built in 1979, on top of a water reservoir that provided a large, flat area to build them on.​

Park Adopters​

Trinity Lutheran Church is active in helping to care for the park and advocate for improvements! Volunteers from the church participate in a monthly workday in the park during the warmer months to help maintain the park, including tasks like picking up litter, weeding the playground, removing invasive brush and more. Let us know if you would like to hear about upcoming workdays or if you would like to dedicate your time to a particular park project, email [email protected] or cal​l 734.794.6445.​



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