Liberty Plaza


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​​​​Liberty Plaza is a .26-acre urban plaza in downtown Ann Arbor located next to the Kempf House on the corner of Division and Liberty. The plaza has two​ levels with benches, planters with landscaping and a drinking fountain. This is a great lunch spot for downtown businesses. ​See a map of​ Liberty Plaza. 

Consider Liberty Plaza for your next event - big or small​

Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation is looking for groups interested in activating Liberty Plaza through rentals and events. Liberty Plaza, located at the corner of East Liberty and South Division streets, provides a unique downtown venue for gatherings. Thanks to American Rescue Plan Act funding, park staff are able to support groups interested in utilizing the space throughout the entire park permitting process to ensure safe, fun and unique events.

Have a great idea for an event at Liberty Plaza or want to find out more information about how to rent Liberty Plaza? To schedule an event in Liberty Plaza contact: Jessica Black, Recreation Supervisor, Cobblestone Farm, Park Rentals & Special Events, City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation, 734.794.6230 ext. 0 | [email protected].

Special events

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Join us, in collaboration with the Kerrytown District Association, for a night of shopping at the holiday gift market and Kindlefest​. Shop for artisan goods, holiday decor and more Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. at Liberty Plaza (310 S. Division) featuring 20 vendors. Then visit the Ann Arbor Farmers Market (315 Detroit St.) where you'll find 50 vendors selling their holiday wares, plus food from Zingermans Deli, Eat, and other local vendors, beer from M4 C.I.C., gluhwein and brats from TeaHaus, 5-10 p.m. There will be eco-friendly pedicab rides provided by Boober going between the two locations.​

Moonlight Madness (near State and Main streets) will also be going on that same evening.​

Vendors at Liberty Plaza will include Arbor Trading Post, Cacaw Goods, Scotty's and Elly's, Cookie Tin Jewelry, Decoupage Collage, Seven Magpies Pottery, Happy Little Whales, Honeydewmoon Studio, Jill's Things, Jim Williams, Loreos Incredible Treats, Maisie Daisy Designs, Mittens from the Mitt, Origami Station, RITESPICE, Rose Best, Rue Dimanche, Smitten Cacao, Three Trails Woodworking and VogueBooge Candles.


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

7 a.m. – 10 p.m.​





Sensory Garden



Access and Parking

​​There are parking structures nearby on Library Lane.​​

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Public Transportation

There are several bus stops a short walk from Liberty Plaza. For more information, visit TheRide.


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 Ann Arbor Host Lions Club is dedicated to serving others and helping to improve the lives of all people. The Lions Club partners with Adopt-a-Park each year to weed, mulch and plant a variety of plants in the garden.

The project wa​s proposed and installed by the Ann Arbor Commission on Disability Issues in 2013. The garden also serves as a memorial for Pamela Baker Trostle, former chair of the Commission.

The sensory garden has a variety of plants that are chosen to maximize sensory impact, with people with disabilities in mind. Folks walking by the garden are encouraged to touch and interact with the garden's unique textures, scents, shapes and bright colors.

​Reach out to us at [email protected] or 734.794.6445 if you are interested in lending a hand or learning more about the sensory garden.

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