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​​​​​ Park Address: ​500 Virginia Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48103​

Access           Amenities          History​​

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. Contact park​ rentals for policies and rules related to rentals and special uses and always refer to posted park signage in the park.​ Smoking is prohibited, alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​

​​Virginia Park is a large 5-acre neighborhood park west of downtown. It is located on the corner of Virginia Avenue and Fair Street, near the corner of Liberty Street and Virginia Avenue. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. The park contains a playground, water fountain, asphalt path to the play area, picnic table, benches, softball fields, basketball court and open field. The park is picturesque with many mature shade trees and a stately row of Sycamores along Virginia Avenue.  

Access and Parking

There is street parking along Virginia Avenue​ and other nearby neighborhood streets. Navigation applications may lead you to a parking lot on the south end of the park which is NOT accessible to the public.

The park is accessible on foot by walking through the neighborhood sidewalks, and by bicycle by riding through the neighborhood streets.​ Nearby Liberty Street has bike lanes and sidewalks.

Public Transportation: There is a nearby bus stop on Liberty Street, a few hundred feet from the park. Visit The Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. Amenities

  • Picnic tables and benches, view asset map for amenity locations
  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground with structure and swings
  • Basketball court
  • Baseball/softball diamond
  • Open grass fields
  • Soccer goal
  • Landfill receptacles, near playground and basketball court


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 

​​​The current playground and structure were installed in 2004 after public input was solicited.​


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 Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.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