Winewood Thaler Park


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Winewood Thaler Park is a 1.72-acre neighborhood park located between Winewood Avenue and Thaler Avenue connected by an accessible asphalt walk. 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 small native wildflower and edible landscaping gardens.

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




Nature Path


Half Basketball Court

Picnic Table


Trash & Recycling​



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. There are sidewalks along Winewood Avenue, Carolina Avenue, and Garden Circle. The paved trail through the park connecting Carolina Avenue to Winewood Avenue is ​plowed in the wintertime as part of the Winter in the Parks ​snow removal plan.​

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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. ​


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 soliciting 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.​

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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Gifts & Donations

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