Leslie Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

This profile of Leslie 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 Leslie Park.

Leslie Park Playground Profile - SeeSaw

Leslie Park

Leslie Park is in North Ann Arbor. It has two playgrounds and numerous sports fields. Trails connect Leslie Park to Black Pond Woods and Leslie Science Center and the Leslie Park Golf Course.

Location: 2900 Leslie Park Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Unique Features: Two Play areas, See-Saw, seat spinners
Swings: Yes, two standard swings at front playground and two baby swings, two standard swings, and a tire swing at back playground
Leslie Park Playground Profile - Swings Surface: Mulch
Bathrooms: No. Porta Potty by some athletic fields
Shade: No.
Pavilion: No
Sports Fields: Yes – baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, and soccer field.
Leslie Park Playground Profile - Close to Baseball Diamond Walking Trails: Yes, paved walking trails connect the play areas and connect to Black Pond Wood
Parking: Yes. Note the entry drive is not paved.
Website: Find more information about the park on the City of Ann Arbor website.


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Leslie Park Playground Review

Leslie Park offers two playgrounds. Both playgrounds have small structures and are best for young children. The front playground is near the baseball diamonds and tennis courts. The back playground is near the soccer field. They are a perfect distraction while their siblings are at a sporting event.

Leslie Park Playground Profile - Rear Playground

Back Playground

The back playground is close to the soccer field. It features a small structure, see-saw, seat spinners, swings, and a cute monster. I was trying to decide if it was a dinosaur, dragon, or a Loch Ness Monster. What do you think?

Leslie Park Playground Profile - Monster

Front Playground

In addition to a small structure, the front playground has balance elements, a rocker, and swings. It is close to the baseball diamonds and tennis courts.

Leslie Park Playground Profile - Front Playground

The front playground had a number of thistles mixed with the mulch. I was wearing flip flops on our visit and had to watch my step. I suggest wearing sneakers instead of sandals or flip-flops to this park.

Leslie Park Playground Profile - Thistles

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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