Bicentennial Park is a 26.5-acre park located at the corner of Ellsworth Road and Platt Road, formerly known as Southeast Area Park. View the
Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. This recreation area contains two play areas, lighted softball and basketball fields, athletic fields, picnic shelter, drinking fountain, restrooms, picnic tables and grills. The large shelter offers electricity and is in close proximity to the north playground as well as grills and restrooms. Contact
park rentals for information on shelter rentals or hosting an event at Southeast Area Park. There is a paved multi use pathway loop around the perimeter of the park popular for walking. This outer loop is just over a 1/2 mile.
Winter at Bicentennial Park
The Bicentennial Park pathways are scheduled for clearing when it snows. For more information on which parks are on the path clearing routes, visit
Parks in the Wintertime. This park has also served as a
Christmas tree disposal site seasonally.
Bicentennial Park's 200th anniversary legacy projects
Basketball Court Mural Project
Bicentennial Park is one of two locations (along with Leslie Park) that will feature a unique Ann Arbor Bicentennial mural on its basketball courts beginning in 2024, when the city is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Learn more!
Park Enhancements, Splash Pad and more
To celebrate the milestone, Southeast Area Park was renamed Bicentennial Park with a plan to improve the park. The primary enhancement will be Ann Arbor’s first universal-access splash pad, updated playground, pavilion and restrooms, all of which will be solar-powered. Additional items being considered are a new building and shelter to support park operations and programming, trail improvements and more. By supporting these enhancements, the park will see an increase in accessibility that will offer a vibrant, innovative and inclusive environment where neighbors, friends and families can connect. See artists renderings below.