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Top park recommendations from locals

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“For the adventurous looking for serious woods, solitude and stunning overlook views of the Huron River. A bit of a challenge to find access points or even a parking space. But if you figure it out it is well worth it. Best in early spring or early fall when the leaves are down and your visibility is the best, .... and no mosquitos!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Great kayaking, serene lake, great tubing, great area to run / walk / bike in South Kerrytown. Gives you a chance to see some lovely nature really close by. Leaves changing here in fall are BEAUTIFUL.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“This is a fun little park that you can walk to and enjoy some nature, and see some beautiful historic homes in the neighborhood.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Vets Memorial Park Pool offers fun during the summer months, and ice skating in the winter months. Movie nights and splash events are organized - refer to the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation website for event details. Admission is for the whole day, so you may leave and return later. Located diagonally from Westgate shopping center. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Disc Golf
“One of my favorite hidden spots in the city, make sure you check out Bandemer Park. The dock is great to hang out on but be respectful of crew team members - they own the dock can close it down if people abuse the open access they generally allow. The park also has walking paths and a disc golf course for you to enjoy.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Great for the young kids that need a play structure, slide or swing. Mom's this is a great spot that is less than a block away, directly south on Eighth Street, at the bottom of the hill.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“No need to get in the car. Just walk 150 years south down Westover and you will find the trail head into Dolph Park. Trails lead to overlooks of First Sister and Second Sister Lakes. Small enough that it's not likely you'll get lost, but it's helpful to have your mobile phone to find your way to the nearest exit when you're hiked out. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Bike trails. Cut through these trails to ride easily to the mall or just for a pleasant ride.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Great walking paths. In the winter, try some actual pond skating. The frog pond freezes over well and is only 3 feet deep at most. Change into skates on the large tree stump seats. Walk through the community gardens in summer and fall.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Right across Atterberry Drive! Playground, swings, and lots of room to run around!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Some of the most beautiful views of the Huron river can be had by biking along West Huron River Drive near Barton Nature Area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Very quiet and peaceful neighborhood park, a few other kids/parents but hidden for the most part and only accessible by walking to it for the most part so most people do not know about i”
  • 1 local recommends