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
The park was set aside as a green space and acquired by the city in 1991 when the Newport Hills subdivision was developed. In 2003, public input was solicited from the neighbors regarding developing the park, and in 2004 park improvements were made. A single path running east to west was created along with benches, a picnic table and a small play structure. These improvements cost about $34,000 in total.
Read a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Newsletter detailing the park's history and the efforts of park stewards to curtail the invasive species within:
Winter 2014-2015 Park Focus: White Oak Park by Kristen Schotts