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Winewood Thaler Park

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Park Address:2105 Winewood Ave​​​​

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. Smoking is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash​.  ​


Overview​​​​

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, swingset, picnic table, benches and small open field area. There are two separate playground areas: an area featuring a sand pit and swingset, 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.

Access Points 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.​

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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Amenities

  • Play structure
  • Sand play area (nothern section of park, off Winewood)
  • Swing set
  • Benches and picnic table, view pdf asset map for amenity locations
  • Drinking f​ountain
  • Basketball half court
  • Landfill receptacle, view parks recycling​​​

 



Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless 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. Natural Area Preservation also has volunteer opportunities that support their mission and involve volunteers in all aspects of maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems. 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 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.​

Recent Developments: The current play structure was installed in 2011.


Winewood Thaler 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.​



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 Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.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