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Glacier Highlands Park

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Park Address: 3600 Larchmont Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48105​

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Hours 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, ​alcohol is prohibited, and dogs must be on leash.  ​

Overview​​

​Glacier Highlands Park is a 1.67-acre neighborhood park in the northeast corner of Ann Arbor, off of Larchmont Drive near Green Road. View the Ann Arbor Parks & Nature Areas Map for location context. The park is a beautiful green space in the neighborhood with a variety of recreational amenities to enjoy. The park contains a play area, a small plaza with benches, picnic tables and a grill, an accessible walk, a sand volleyball court and a basketball court. The park has a small natural area in the middle and contains many large trees, including tall oaks which Ann Arbor is known for.

​Access and Parking

There is plentiful street parking along the park's edge on Larchmont Drive, Barrister Road and Sulgrave Place.

The park is accessible by foot and bicycle using the surrounding neighborhood streets, although the streets immediately surrounding the park do not have sidewalks. Nearby Green Road has bike lanes and sidewalks. There are no bike racks at the park.​

Public Transportation: There is a bus​ ​​st​op​​​ on Green Road near Larchmont, less than a 3 minute walk from the park. ​​Visit The Ride for schedule and route details or check out the parks ride guide. ​​

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

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Amenities

  • Playground with structure, swings, merry-go-round and climber
  • Full basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Landfill receptacles, recycling receptacle
  • Accessible paved path
  • Grill
  • Drinking fountain


Volunteer

There are ongoing and limitless opportunities for volunteering and getting engaged with t​he 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 P​reservation also has volunteer opportunities that support their mission to protect and restore Ann Arbor's natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic within the community. If you are feeling the call 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​

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 here​.​​

Glacier Highlands Park was acquired by the city in 1963 as the surrounding neighborhood was developed. The land was given to the city by the developer, as new developments at the time had a requirement to include some park land. The first basketball court was installed in 1973 after soliciting public input.​

Check out a Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Newsletter highlighting Glacier Highlands Park among several other nearby parks:​​

2016 Park Focus: Earhart, Earhart West, Glazier Hill, and Glacier Highlands by Katie Carlisle​ 

Active Park Adopters

The local neighborhood association is committed to helping to care for Glacier Highlands Park! In a typical year, they coordinate a spring park clean-up in partnership with Adopt-a-Park​. In past years they have spread specially engineered woodchips on the playground, mulched trees and more. Thank you for your dedication to beautifying and advocating for your nearby park!

Let us know if you are interested in helping this neighborhood association and being notified about upcoming park workdays. Email [email protected] or call 734.794.6445.

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​Updated October​​ 2022. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​