Hannah Nature Area


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Hannah Nature Area is a small 1-acre nature area in a wooded ravine nestled between houses with a steep and winding trail. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context​. Removal of invasive plants here has allowed large stands of native jewelweed and false Solomon’s seal to bloom in this park, along with many other native wildflowers. There are a couple of natural groundwater seeps too, with irises growing in them. Cooper’s Hawks sometimes nest in the tall trees, and Eastern Phoebes are regularly seen in spring and summer, catching insects over the seeps.​ Hannah is a short walk from West Park and Maryfield Wildwood Park.

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



Unpaved Trail



Access and Parking

There are entrances to the park on Arbana Drive, Mark Hannah Place, and Bath Street. There is street parking available on all three of these streets.

The park can be reached on foot and bicycle by walking and riding through the neighborhood streets. A gravel path connects Mark Hannah Place and Bath Street. There are sidewalks along Huron Street but no bike lanes.

Public Transportation

There are nearby bus s​tops on Huron Street. The nearest stop is approximately a one minute walk. Visit TheRide 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 about the early history of the land here​.​​

The land that became Hannah Nature Area was deeded to the city in 1969 by the developer of the surrounding neighborhood. To learn more about restoration efforts by neighbors at Hannah, read this Natural Area Preservation (NAP) newsletter:

Hannah Nature Area: A Neighborhood Undertaking​ by Christine Chessler, 2010​


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