Esch Park



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Esch Park​ is a large neighborhood park, five a​cres in size, located off Esch Avenue between Packard and Eisenhower Parkway in south Ann Arbor. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. Esch provides a sprawling green space for nearby residents with large trees and plenty to do. The park has two half basketball courts, a playground, a softball field, benches, a large open field and a drinking fountain. There is a portable restroom in the summer. An asphalt path provides access through the park to the surrounding neighborhoods and housing complex.

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




Basketball Court


Picnic Tables


Softball/Baseball Field


Landfill Bins


Portable R​estroom (Seasonal)​



Access and Parking

There is street parking along Esch Avenue​, which forms the longest edge of the park.

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle by walking and biking through the neighborhood streets. There are no bike lanes along nearby Eisenhower Parkway, ​but there are bike lanes along nearby Packard Street. There are no bike racks at the park.​

Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop ​along Eisenhower Parkway is about a five minute walk from the park. There is also a stop at Packard and Pine Valley, within a 10 minute walk. ​​Visit TheRide for schedule 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 park received a series of updates in 2013. This included a new water fountain, new paved paths, new trees, new benches and updates to the basketball courts.​​

Park Adopters​

A neighbor of the park has been taking care o​f the garden beds since 2023. This neighbor also advocates for park improvements and maintenance needs.

If you're interested in helping out at Esch Park or adopting another park, email [email protected] or call 734-794-6445.​​

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A2Fix It - Service request tool

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