Fuller Park – Tuesday Playground Profile
This profile of Fuller 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 Fuller Park.
Fuller Park is a large park in Ann Arbor. The park features a pool, multiple soccer fields, and a play structure. The park is on Fuller Rd across from the University of Michigan Hospital.
Location: 1519 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Unique Features: Pool, Tire Swing
Swings: No, just a Tire Swing. Note, the tire swing gets hot in the sun
Surface: Rubber Mat
Bathrooms: There are bathrooms available in the pool building
Shade: The structure is surrounded by trees and shaded
Pavilion: No. There are some tables and benches around, although they are more in the sun.
Sports Fields: Yes, soccer fields. Permit is required for use of fields
Walking Trails: No. There is a paved path from the parking lot, but there is a narrow dirt path to the athletic fields and to Island Park. The dirt path is not wide enough for a stroller or wagon. There is a boardwalk through the woods behind the structure that loops back to the other side of the structure. However, it needs some maintenance. The entrances were nearly overgrown. Plus, some sections were wobbly and there were gaps that were filled with logs. My daughter was fine crossing it, but I was wearing flip-flops so I didn’t cross the logs.
Parking: Parking Lot on Fuller Rd.
Fuller Park Playground Review
My daughter has been asking to review Fuller Park. When we visited, I learned it was because she wants to review the pool. Unfortunately, it is not yet open, so we will have to review the pool on another day.
The Fuller Park Playground is a wooden structure with obstacles and towers rather than slides. There are two small slides for small kids. The playground also features balance bars and other obstacles to challenge the kids.
At 11, my daughter joked that the monkey bars were more like limbo bars for her.
So, naturally, she decided to go across the top of the bars. (My apologies if you have little kids, I used to hate the big kids who did that when she was little).
Fuller Park connects to Island Park via a bridge over the river. Stay tuned for next week’s Playground Profile of Island Park.