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Allmendinger Park

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​​​​​​​​​Park Address655 Pauline Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48103

Access        Amenities        History      ​

​Ho​​​​​urs and Rules 

Open 6 a.m. - midnight with quiet hours starting 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. Visitors must always refer to posted signage in the park. Smoking is prohibited and dogs must be on leash.  


Allmendinger Park is an 8 acre park on Pauline Boulevard between Hutchins and Edgewood Avenue, southwest of downtown​. 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, restroom and water fountain,​ play area, picnic tables, a tennis court and a basketball court.  An accessible asphalt path connects the play area, picnic area and restroom​. In the spring, lilacs along the southwest edge blossom. Many folks come here to fly kites, run with their dogs, play baseball with their family​, 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​​ at 655 Pauline Blvd. There is street parking surrounding the park. 

Public Transportation

There is a bus stop on Pauline Blvd.  Check out The Ride Guide​ ​for mo​re details.

​​Using a phone? - Click for a GPS Tracker and Wayfinding Map

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Amenities List

  • Restroom​​ – open seasonally. 

  • Softball field (2)

  • Basketball court

  • Tennis court

  • Picnic tables, benches and grills

  • 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. Approx. capacity 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.​




There are many 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 with many​​​ levels​ of commitment. Natural Area Preservation has volunteer opportunities to help protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic within the community.​​​

Report a Problem - A2 Fix It

To report any maintenance issues or other problem during your park visit, please report through A2Fix It. Keep in mind that parks are large spaces and A2 Fix It requests can be hard​​ to find without detailed information. 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. Users can also​ utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Please consider including a wide angle photo, 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. If you have a park improvement idea, 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. 


Ann Arbor's city parks sit on the ancestral and traditional homelands of several indigenous Native peoples. Read a land acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​

This park was started by a gift of 3.25 acres​ in 1917 from Mr. G. Frank Allmendinger. The park was named 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. Mary turne​​d 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 personal mementos — such as photos — donated by residents. Photos of the dedication can be viewed in an archived article by The Ann Arbor News​.

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