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Allmendinger Park

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​​​​​Park Address655 Pauline Blvd​

Access & Parking      Amenities     History      ​

​Ho​​​​​urs and Rules 
Open 6 a.m.-midnight with quiet hours beginning at 10 p.m. ​Refer to Chapter 39 of the City of Ann Arbor Code of Ordinances for park regulations and rules. Contact park rentals for policies and rules related to rentals and special uses and always refer to posted park signage in the park. Smoking is prohibited and dogs must be on leash.  

​Overview

Allmendinger Park is an 8-acre park located on Pauline Boulevard between Hutchins and Edgewood Avenue. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Natural Areas map for location context. It has a mix of open spaces and oak woods. The park contains softball fields, a restroom facility and water fountain, a play area nestled in an oak and hickory grove, picnic tables, a tennis court and a basketball court.  An accessible asphalt path connects the play area, picnic area and restroom facility. In the spring, lilacs along the southwest edge blossom. Many folks come here to fly kites, run with their dogs, chase their kids around the baseball diamonds, practice martial arts and picnic. The kid's playground makes a good birthday spot and provides plenty of shade. A favorite feature of the playground is the classic merry go round. There is a small shelter between the public restrooms that can be rented for meetings or food and beverage set-up. Contact park rentals for information on reserving or hosting an event at Allmendinger.  

Access and Parking

There is a parking loop with limited parking capacity at 655 Pauline Blvd. There is street parking surrounding the park. 

Public Transportation: There is a bus stop on Pauline Blvd.  Check out TheRide Guide​ ​for mo​re details.


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Amenities List
  • Restroom facility – open seasonally. 
  • Softball field (2), basketball court, tennis court, picnic tables, benches and grills-view the Allmendinger pdf asset map for specific amenity locations.
  • Trash and recycling receptacles available.
  • Rentable shelter located between the public restrooms. Small interior room can be used for meetings or food and beverage set-up. Refrigerator and sink available for use. Key deposit required for entry. Approximate capacity is 15 people. Contact park special events for pricing and reservation information. 
  • Shady playground area that features swings, a climbing tour, and a classic merry-go-round.​


 

Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services Unit. GIVE 365 and the seasonal Adopt-a-Park Program offer volunteer opportunities ranging from a 90 minute commitment, to a more long term, ongoing role. Natural Area Preservation also has volunteer opportunities that support their mission and involve volunteers in all aspects of maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems. If you are feeling the tug to volunteer or give some time, reach out or explore the websites above to see what’s upcoming or how to get involved. 

Report a Problem - A2 Fix It

To report any maintenance issues or other problem during your park visit, please report through A2Fix It.  When reporting an issue in a park please include location details. There is a details and description section near the end of the request process to help you provide this. In addition, users can utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Finally, please consider including a wide angle photo or include background landmarks, which helps staff find and fix the problem.

Gifts and Donations 

Information on donating to the parks and the Guide to Giving can be found here. Alternatively if you have a special project or park improvement idea that you want to donate your time and energy toward, a great place to start is through Adopt-a-Park and the proposing a special park project guide. For information on donating a tree through Adopt-a-Park, the  tree donation guide can help you get started. 

History

This park was started by a gift of 3.25 acres in 1917 from Mr. G. Frank Allmendinger. It was stipulated in the offer of the gift that the park be named Allmendinger Park in honor of Mr. Allmendinger’s grandfather, John George Allmendinger who settled in Washtenaw County in 1832. View Allmendinger history for more details and a view of the 1917 letter and original property donation. 

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Allmendinger skate rink, 1955. This                           Allmendinger Merry go Round, 1951  
view is looking east toward Edgewood                         The Ann Arbor News
Published in Ann Arbor News. January 28, 1955

Recent Developments
In 2012, Ann Arbor artist Mary Thiefels, of Tree Town Murals, was commissioned by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission to transform the 12 pillars of the shelter at Allmendinger Park into a work of art.  Called “Nourishing Healthy Seeds,” the work is described as "a neighborhood time capsule mosaic".  The mural includes contributions from the community, including self-portraits by Slauson Middle School students and more than 50 personal mementos—including coins, photos, dog tags and more—donated by residents. Photos of the dedication can be viewed in an archived article by The Ann Arbor News entitled New public-art mosaic dedicated at Allmendinger Park.
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Updated February 2021. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.