Placid Way Park


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Placid Way Park is a 1.32-acre neighborhood park located between Placid Way at Tuebingen Parkway and Omlesaad Drive​. The park contains a ​playground, benches, picnic tables and a funnel ball hoop. The park has a barrier free asphalt path through the park which receives winter snow clearing​. This path connects ​Placid Way and Omlesaad Drive in the surrounding neighborhoods. The park provides a pleasant green space for neighbors and visitors and a play area for children.​ The park is bordered on the east and west by Foxfire South​ Nature Area​, though there are no trail connections.

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





Picnic Tables




Paved Path​


Landfill Bin



Access and Parking

There is a small parking area with approximately four parking spaces at the south entrance of the park on Placid Way. There is also street parking along Placid Way. There is street parking at the north entrance on Omlesaad Drive​

The park is accessible on foot by walking through the neighborhood sidewalks, and on bicycle by riding through the neighborhood streets.​ There are no bike racks at the park.

Nearby parks (generally less than a 10-15 minute walk) include Foxfire South Park​, Dhu Varren Woods​ Nature AreaOlson ParkFoxfire North ParkFoxfire West ParkFoxfire East ParkButtonbush Nature Area​Traver Creek Nature Area​Tuebingen Park, and Stapp Nature Area.

Public Transportation

There are nearby bus stops on Lancashire Drive and Traver Boulevard. The nearest stop is only a 3-4 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 a​bout the early history of the land here.​​

The strip of land that became Placid Way Park was originally intended to be a road. The road project was successfully​ lobbied against by neighborhood residents, and then the land was given to the city after the developer paved a path through it in 1992. That same year Teresa Walsh and Alicia Zarbo, residents of the two neighborhood subdivisions, successfully launched a campaign to get the area turned into a park for children. The city agreed to match funds raised by the neighborhood residents as long as they reached their goal of $12,500, for the purposes of constructing a playground and creating the park. See a 1992 article from the Ann Arbor News​ about the campaign to create Placid Way Park. The fundraising campaign was successful and the park was dedicated in 1993. A plaque at the park​ commemorates the effort to create the park and the local businesses that contributed to it.​


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