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Wellington Park

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Park Address:​ ​500 Bruce St, Ann Arbor MI 48103​

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Hours and Rules

Open 6 a.m. - midnight with quiet hours starting​ 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, alcohol is prohibited, ​and dogs must be on leash.  ​


Wellington Park is a 1.19 ​acre park filling an entire block in the Arborview neighborhood on the city's west side. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​​ for location context. ​There is a play area, picnic tables, benches and a grassy open field area. This is a quiet green space​ with plenty of large trees providing shade. The play area contains a net climber, play structure, sand area and swings.​

Access and Park​ing

There is street parking on all of the streets surrounding the park— Bruce Street, Arlene Street and Alice Street.​

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle by walking or riding through the surrounding ​streets. There are sidewalks on all of the surrounding neighborhood streets. There are bike lanes and sidewalks along both Miller Avenue and Dexter Avenue.

Public Transportation

The closest ​bu​s stop to the park is on Dexter Avenue, about a five minute walk away. Visit The Ride for closest stops 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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  • Benches and picnic tables

  • Playground with play structure, swings, net climber and sand pit

  • Open grass fields

  • Baseball/softball backstop

  • Little free library

  • Paved paths on the north side of the park

  • Landfill receptacle


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 with many​​​ levels​ of commitment. ​​​​​​​​

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 hard​​ 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. Users can also​ utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Please consider including a wide angle photo, 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. If you have a park improvement idea, 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 acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​

The land for ​Wellington Park was set aside by the developer of the surrounding neighborhood to be used as public land. ​In 1948 the land was given to the Park Department. City Council voted in 1951 to develop the park. The current play structure was installed in 2006.​

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