North Main Park


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North Main Park​ is a half acre park, just north of downtown Ann Arbor, which connects N. Main Street to N. 4th Avenue with an accessible asphalt walk. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​ for location context. The park features tall trees providing a shady green canopy along with a small play area and benches. There is also a small garden on the park's east side near the playground. The park is a short walk from Depot Park (the city's smallest park), Wheeler Park, the Museum on Main Street​ and the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market​.

This park receives winter maintenance.

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



Paved Path




Picnic Tables​​


Trash & Recycling​



Access and Parking

There is street parking on one side of N 4th Avenue​. Refer to posted signage regarding parking ​rules and restrictions. There is no street parking on the Main Street side of the park.​

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the neighborhood streets surrounding the park. 4th and Main have sidewalks but no bike lanes.


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Public Transportation

The nearest bus stop is at the corner of Summit and Main, about a 3 minute walk from the park. There is also a bus stop ​​at Wheeler Park, which is also less than a 5 minute walk from the park. ​​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 ​​land for North Main Park was bought by the city in 1976 for $9,360. The park began to be developed in 1977 with the construction of asphal​t paths.​​

Active Adopters

A group of park neighbors care for the beautiful garden at North Main Park and Wheeler Park! Be sure to check out the garden in the growing season where you will find yarrow, false sunflower, and more. Reach out if you are interested in being a part of caring for the garden.​

We would also love to partner with a group or individual to help maintain playground surfacing and remove litter. If you are interested in getting involved, email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445.​

Helping your parks

Help Ann Arbor parks stay beautiful and welcoming to residents and visitors

Volunteering Opportunities

Join our team of volunteers and make a difference in your community! Whether you're interested in gardening, trail maintenance, event planning, or education, we have opportunities to fit your skills and interests.

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Gifts & Donations

Looking for a way to give back to your local park? Consider making a gift or donation! Your generosity can help support maintenance and improvements to park facilities, as well as educational programs and community events.

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