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Wellington Park

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Park Address:​ ​500 Bruce St, Ann Arbor MI 48103​

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


Wellington Park is a 1.19-acre park filling an entire block in the Arborview neighborhood on the city's west side. View the Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map​​ for location context.​ There is a play area, picnic tables, benches and a grassy open field area. This is a quiet green space tucked in the neighborhood with plenty of large trees providing shade. The play area contains a net climber, play structure, sand area and swings.​

Access and Park​ing

There is street parking on all of the streets surrounding the park— Bruce Street, Arlene Street and Alice Street.​

The park is accessible on foot and bicycle by walking or riding through the surrounding neighborhood streets. There are sidewalks on all of the surrounding neighborhood streets. There are bike lanes and sidewalks along both Miller Avenue and Dexter Avenue, the main thoroughfares north and south of the park's neighborhood.

Public Transportation: The closest ​bu​s stop to the park is on Dexter Avenue, about a five minute walk away. Visit The Ride for closest stops 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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  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Playground with play structure, swings, net climber and sand pit
  • Open grass fields
  • Baseball/softball backstop
  • Little free library
  • Paved paths on the north side of the park
  • Landfill receptacle


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 ranging from a 90 minute commitment to a more long term ongoing role. 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​. Keep in mind that parks are large spaces and A2 Fix It requests can be difficult 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. 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 acknow​ledgement​ from the city and learn more about the early history of the land here​.​​

The land that comprises Wellington Park was set aside by the developer of the surrounding neighborhood to be used as public land. ​In 1948 the land was formally turned over to the Park Department. City Council voted in 1951 to develop the park. The current play structure was installed in 2006, replacing an older structure.

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