Gallup Park is a 69-acre park and is Ann Arbor’s most popular recreation area. It is located along the Huron River and Geddes Pond with scenic walkways that traverse small islands with bucolic pedestrian bridges. The park contains two playgrounds, a canoe livery, picnic areas and grills scattered throughout the park, two picnic shelters, open field for play, and over three miles of asphalt trails that are popular for biking, rollerblading, walking and running. Two drinking fountains and many benches allow the park user to take respite from their recreational activities. There are four parking areas: one at the main entrance off Fuller Road, two within the park along the park drive, and one further southeast on Geddes Road.
Park Entrance Points
There are four parking areas: one at the main entrance off Fuller Road (3000 Fuller Road), two within the park along the park drive, and one further southeast on Geddes Road. (3323 Geddes Road) Parking gets tight on beautiful summer days and when events are happening! There is overflow parking located across the street at Huron High School.
Gallup is accessible by bicycle and on foot via the Border-to-Border (B2B) trail, which goes all the way through the length of park, connecting to Dixboro Road and Parker Mill Park on the east, and Nichols Arboretum on the west. Gallup connects with Furstenberg Nature Area on the west.
Volunteer Information & Opportunities
Several volunteer groups and individuals are dedicated to assisting with care at this beloved Ann Arbor park and they are invaluable in the park's care and beautification!
Eastern Michigan University's chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants have volunteered with us at Gallup Park since 2018 and have helped with removing litter, spreading woodchips, weeding gardens and more!
Established in 1991 by the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden located off Geddes Rd. has flourished over time. The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North continues to care for the garden by doing frequent weeding, spreading woodchips and adding to the perennial native flowers. The garden attracts butterflies and hummingbirds by having very specific plants and flowers including New England aster, butterfly weed and prairie dock. Twenty-seven species of butterflies can be found in the garden!
The butterfly garden requires frequent maintenance and attention throughout the spring, summer and fall. If you are interested in assisting the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North with some of these needs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734.794.6445
The park is named after Eli Gallup, long time parks superintendent, who acquired the land for the park and pond in a purchase from the Detroit Edison electrical company. Eli made significant acquisitions and contributions to the Ann Arbor Park system during his tenure.
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Gallup Park is an important connector on the Border-to-Border Trail.