Park Address: 2900 Stone School Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Hours and Rules
Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning at 10 p.m. 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. Smoking is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.
Stone School Park is a 5-acre natural area adjacent to the Pathways to Success Academic Campus, at the intersection of Packard Street and Stone School Road. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. Notably, a large collection of archaeological artifacts has been collected from this area and is now housed at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. The artifacts include chipped stone tools, polished stones, and potsherds. Some wetlands are in this area, which support frog populations during the spring and summer.
Access and Parking
There is no parking lot at the park. The trail entrance at the northwest corner of the park is accessible through the Pathways to Success Academic Campus. There is some street parking on Page Avenue, which borders the school campus and is a short walk from the park's trail entrance. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions. The park is accessible via bicycle and on foot using the nearby roads. There are bike lanes and a sidewalk along Stone School Road. There are bike lanes and sidewalks along Packard Street.
Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop is on Stone School Road about a minute from the park. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide.
There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. Natural Area Preservation has volunteer opportunities that support their mission to protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic within the community. If you are feeling the call to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the website 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. 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. For special projects ideas in natural areas, Natural Area Preservation staff will guide you and provide project guidelines unique to natural areas.
The property that is now Stone School Park was acquired by the City of Ann Arbor in 1991. It was purchased from the Worden family who also owned the adjoining homestead on the north side of the park. Originally this entire estate and many of the surrounding areas were part of the Ticknor Farm. Part of the Ticknor estate and the old farmhouse on it has been preserved as Cobblestone Farm.
Updated July 2022. Email [email protected]a2gov.org for incorrect/outdated information.