Hunt Park – Tuesday Playground Profile
This profile of Hunt Park is part of our Summer Series Tuesday Playground Profiles
Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling the playground at Hunt Park.
Hunt Park is a 7 acre park in the Water Hill neighborhood. It is bordered by Daniel, Sunset, and Spring Dr.
Location: 1035 Daniel St
Unique Features: Tire Swing, Small sand area (although it was almost empty)
Swings: Yes, 2 regular, 2 buckets, and a tire swing
Bathrooms: There are seasonal bathrooms at Hunt Park. A porta-potty is available in the winter months.
Shade: There are lots of trees around the playground
Pavilion: A small pavilion provides bathrooms and shade for a couple of picnic benches. There are also picnic benches under the trees.
Sports Fields: Soccer, tennis, basketball
Walking Trails: Paved from Daniel St to the playground, no other trails or sidewalks
Parking: Street Parking along Daniel and Spring
Hunt Park Playground Review
The structure at Hunt Park Playground looked new and in great condition. There are a number of slides on the structure. However, none of them are very tall so the playground is best for younger kids. The playground itself was in great condition, but the park looked like it needed some attention. The mulch was very thin under the structure, the sand box area had almost no sand left, and some of the benches needed a new paint job. The bathrooms were not yet open for the season, so hopefully the playground will receive some attention before the summer playground season picks up steam.
Hunt Park can be very busy on fall and spring weekends with soccer games through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed. My daughter had games at Hunt a couple of seasons. With it’s location near the soccer field, the playground is great for entertaining siblings or post-game playing.