Winewood Thaler Park


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Winewood Thaler Park is a 1.72-acre neighborhood park located between Winewood Avenue and Thaler Avenue, just east of Stadium Boulevard and north of Liberty St on the city's west side. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context.​​ The park contains a basketball court, play structure, sand play area, swing set, picnic table, benches and small open field area. There are two separate playground areas: an area featuring a sand pit and swing set, in the northern section of the park off Winewood Avenue, and a playground featuring a play structure and merry-go-round near the center of the park. There is also a small nature area with a woodchip trail. The park features a small native wildflower garden and an edible landscaping garden. A paved path runs through the parking connecting between Winewood and Thaler Avenue, which receives winter snow clearing.

Park Notices

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.

Park Hours

6 a.m. – Midnight



Drinking Fountain




Unpaved Path


Paved Path


Half Basketball Court

Picnic Table


Landfill Bins



Access and Parking

There is street parking along Winewood Avenue, which forms the northern edge of the park, and along Carolina Avenue​ and Garden Circle at the southern edge of the park.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle using the surrounding streets. There are sidewalks along Winewood Avenue, Carolina Avenue, and Garden Circle.​ There are no bike racks at the park.

Public Transportation

There are bus stops nearby on Stadium Boulevard and Liberty Street. The nearest stop​ is only about a 5 minute walk. Visit The​​​Ride for closest stops and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​

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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 a​bout the early history of the land here.​​

The land that became Winewood Thaler park was acquired by the city in 1974 for the purpose of providing a greenspace for the neighborhood's residents. In 1976 a questionnaire​ was mailed to the neighborhood's residents collecting public input before development began. Development of the park​ commenced in 1977.

In 2010, Chuck Warpehoski and Nancy Shore were honored by a mayoral proclamation for their volunteer work at the Park.​

The current play structure was installed in 2011.

Active Adopters

Winewood Thaler Park neighbors partner with Adopt-a-Park and Natural Area Preservation to advocate for park improvements and work on various projects and tasks including weeding and spreading woodchips on the playgrounds, maintaining garden beds and removing invasive vegetation. Email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445 if you are interested in participating in these projects or would like to notified of upcoming neighborhood workdays.

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Looking to make an impact in a park or nature area? Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation provides volunteer opportunities for almost every interest, ability, and commitment level.

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