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Waymarket Park

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Park Address: 300 Waymarket Dr, 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, and dogs must be on leash.

Overview​​

Waymarket Park is a 2.93-acre park located at the intersection of Waymarket Drive and Signature Boulevard near the southwestern edge of the city.  View the Ann Arbor Par​ks and Nature Areas Map​​ for location context.  The park is divided in two by Signature Boulevard and each half offers something different.  The western side of the park offers a park bench with a tranquil view of a nearby pond, and the eastern side provides a playground structure and swingset as well as a picnic table.

Access and Parking

There ​​is limited street parking​ at the end of Waymarket Drive.

The park is accessible on foot and by bike using the sidewalks along Waymarket Dr. and Signature Blvd. ​The surrounding streets do not have bike lanes and there are no bike racks at the park.​ A paved path leads from the parking lot to the playground in the eastern half of the park. 

Public Transportation: ​​The nearest bus stop​ ​​is at the corner of Waymarket Drive and ​West Eisenhower Parkway, less than a 10 minute walk ​​from the park. Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide.

​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map

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Amenities
  • Playground with structure​​​
  • Paved path
  • Picnic table and benches
  • Landfill receptacle, view parks recycling  ​​




Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with t​he 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 P​reservation also 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 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. 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 now comprises Waymarket Park was dedicated to the city of Ann Arbor by Beztak Apartments and ​Signature Housing in 1988 for the purpose of​​ providing a recreational space for residents in the area. The park's playground structure was built in 1993​. General improvements ​​​​​were made to the park in 1998.

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 Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​