Spring/Summer 2023 Activity Guide
Registration opens Wednesday, April 5, 8 a.m. for spring/summer classes in the Ann Arbor parks including summer day camps, golf lessons, swim classes, canoe/kayak programming, volunteer opportunities and more. Click here to view the 43-page activity guide before you register.
Ann Arbor prides itself on being a
bike-friendly community. The city serves its bicycling community with infrastructure improvements for cyclists and by promoting awareness of cycling opportunities and resources. Check out a bike map for the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.
Situated on the picturesque Huron River, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, all-ages programs, special events, and more await at Argo and Gallup canoe liveries.
Bandemer Park features a dirt bike course for beginners and experts alike. Grab your bike and catch some air or find a place on a nearby bench and enjoy the show.
Fun-filled days are spent exploring our beautiful parks with trained, enthusiastic, and nurturing camp staff. Our camps offer a safe and positive environment where children gain confidence and learn new skills. Campers can swim, kayak, canoe, fish, hike, play games, create works of art, and much, much more!
If you're looking for a playground in Ann Arbor, we're proud of the more than 90 we maintain. Our playgrounds have a wide variety of features from slides and climbers to large jungle gym systems and swings. Click
here to view a complete list of playgrounds.
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Centennial Playground, located within Gallup Park, offers children with disabilities opportunities to play in an inclusive environment. Children of all ages and abilities will develop and play together. Additionally, caregivers with disabilities have the chance to engage, supervise and interact together with their children, as never before. The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living helped provide input for the design.
Off-leash dog parks are located within Olson and Swift Run parks. Bring your dog for exercise and social fun. A permit is required for use. Did you know the City of Ann Arbor has a dog leash law? Per city code, it is a violation to have a dog off leash, other than in a designated dog-play area. The violation is punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $500 for a first offense. In addition, dog owners are required by law to clean up after their dog or a ticket may also be issued. Check out the city’s three off-leash dog parks where dogs can safely run and play! City of Ann Arbor Dog Park Information
Leslie Science & Nature Center features programs for all ages, live birds of prey, a critter house, and more. Program registration is offered through the LSNC website.
Two city parks, Bandemer and Mary Beth Doyle, feature free-use disc golf courses.
Tee times, leagues, lessons, tournaments, and more are offered at the city's two golf courses, Huron Hills (par 67) and the award-winning Leslie Park (par 72). Both facilities feature carts, club rentals, clubhouses, and pro shops.
Open skating, lessons, hockey, special events, and more are offered at the city's two ice arenas, inside at Veterans Memorial Park and outside at Buhr Park. Both facilities offer locker rooms/lockers and vending machines.
Sign up online for our skating or beginner hockey lessons.
If you're looking for a basketball court in Ann Arbor, we're proud of the
more than 30 courts we maintain throughout the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation system for your recreational enjoyment.
View a complete list of basketball courts.
We now offer pickleball. The courts are striped for both tennis and Pickleball (light blue lines featured in the photograph). Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Players use paddles to hit a perforated ball, similar to a waffle ball, over the net. You can now play at South Maple Park and Leslie Park.
Play Ball on a Ball Diamond
Baseball/softball diamonds are rented through the Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation (Rec and Ed.) Please call Rec and Ed at 734.994.2300 or email
to reserve a field space.
If you're looking for a tennis court in Ann Arbor, we're proud of the more than 30 courts we maintain.
View a complete list of tennis courts.
At this producers-only market, shoppers can find a diverse mix of local produce, crafts, prepared foods, and more.
- May through December
- Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
- January though April
- Saturdays only, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- June through October
- Wednesday Evenings, 4-8 p.m.
You can now buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags and more online featuring designs from your favorite programs and facilities. Click here to shop
Now open at Veterans Memorial Park, the Ann Arbor Skatepark features a free-use, 30,000-square-foot park with kidney pools, a snake run, clover, rock ride, flow bowls, and more!
While parks and recreation programs are intended for all ages, Ann Arbor's older adults can find a wide range of programs, services, and social
activities at the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Programs, often
intergenerational, are designed to empower and engage in healthful and meaningful ways.
Open swim times, lessons, swim teams, and more are offered at the city's pools. There is one indoor pool at Mack, and three outdoor pools at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial parks.
- Mack Pool at 734.794.6237
- Fuller Park Pool at 734.794.6236
- Buhr Park Pool at 734.794.6234
- Veterans Memorial Park Pool at 734.794.6235
- Parks Customer Service at 734. 794.6230 ext. 0 for assistance.
With more than 160 parks and nature areas there are literally thousands of acres of land to visit in the Ann Arbor parks. We’ve selected six trails in Ann Arbor
for you to explore! Please see the two-sided map to help you explore.
Sign up for our one-day events, short-term experiences, or become a long-term volunteer. Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation has many opportunities to lend a hand as an individual, family, or group.