Rose Park


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Rose Park is located on Packard Road at Hikone​ Drive, just across the street from Buhr Park and Cobblestone Farm,​ in the southeastern corner of the city. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map​ for location context. The park is next to the Hikone Community Center.​ The park is 2.35 acres and contains a play area, benches, parking and a running/walking path which circles around the playground. An accessible as​phalt trail connects the park to Packard Road. The park also has green space with a grassy area and a variety of trees, including flowering cherries and maples. The park is a short walk from Mary Beth Doyle Park​ on the south.

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 Table


Landfill Bin




Access and Parking

There is a small parking lot with three spaces in the park along Hikone Drive. There are parking lots at Buhr Park​ across the street.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using Packard Road. There are no bike lanes along Packard, but there are paved sidewalks along the road. There are no bike racks at the park. There is a crosswalk across the road to Bu​hr Park​ on the other side. There is a path connecting the park to Mary Beth Doyle Park​, which is just to the south.

Public Transportation

There is a bus stop​​​ immediately adjacent to 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 Rose Park property was acquired by the city in 1968 and transferred to the parks department to be used as parkland in 1978. The running and walking track was added in 1990, along with paths connecting the park to the surrounding area. The play structure was built in 2002 after soliciting public input.

Rose Park sits along Hikone Road and next to the Hikone Community Center, which are named after the city of Hikone, Japan. Hikone is one of Ann Arbor's sister cities. Hikone has been a sister city of Ann Arbor since 1969.


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