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Tuebingen Park

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​​​​​​​​​​ Park Address:​ 2505 Tuebingen Parkway, Ann Arbor MI 48105​

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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, and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​

​Tuebingen Park is 7 acres in size and located off Tuebingen Parkway in the city's northeast side. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. ​This park is primarily a natural area with exercise activity stations, unpaved trails and a dirt bike course. Tuebingen is named after the city of Tübingen​, Germany which is one of Ann Arbor's sis​ter cities​.​​​

Tucked away in the natural area you will find the Tuebingen Park Cycling Area which features a dirt/off-road pump track and several downhill dirt jump lines with doubles, tabletops, shark fins, hips, rollers and berms. A dirt jumper's playground, Tuebingen Park Cycling Area draws riders from across SE Michigan! Tuebingen Park also features a segment of downhill/uphill single-track MTB/XC trail connecting to Stapp Nature Area, and the park is near Traver Creek Nature Area, Leslie Park, Dhu Varren Park and several other parks. Please note this rider built course is for more experienced riders and is ride at your own risk. For any maintenance or safety concerns related​ to the condition of the course, contact parks staff at [email protected]. ​Visit the Bike Recreation page for more information about bike recreation within Ann Arbor parks.

Access and Parking

​There is some street parking available on Huron Parkway near the AADL Traverwood Branch, a very short walk from the park. ​There is also street parking on Traver Boulevard​ which is also a very short walk from the park. Refer to posted signage regarding parking rules and restrictions.​

The park is accessible on bike and foot by walking on the sidewalks along Huron Parkway and Tuebingen parkway, and riding on the street. There is no bike lane on Huron/Tuebingen Parkway. There are two bike loops at the park to secure bikes to.

The park entrance is immediately adjacent to the entrance of Stapp Nature Area, and there is also a trail connecting Tuebingen and Stapp within the park.

Public Transportation: The nearest stop is immediately adjacent to the park on Tuebingen Parkway. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​


Amenities



Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless 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. Natural Area Preservation also has volunteer opportunities that support their mission and involve volunteers in all aspects of maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems. 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​

Tuebingen Park is named after the city of Tübingen​, Germany​, which is one of Ann Arbor's sister cities. ​The sister city program originated from President Eisenhower's People to People program, an effort to foster cultural exchange between the US and foreign states that were once enemies. Ann Arbor now has 7 sister cities, the first established being Tübingen in 1965.​ The cities of Ann Arbor and Tübingen have a long history of exchanging visits and delegations over the years– most recently in 2015, when Ann Arbor sent a delegation to visit. The cities have drawn comparisons, being college towns near larger industrial centers. Read more about the City of Ann Arbor's relationships and history with Tübingen and its other sister cities here.

​The exercise activity equipment was installed in 1994.


 Updated October 2021. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​