Category Archives: Summer

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

With the crazy hot temperatures this week, it seems like a good time to pull together a list of some creeks, rivers, and lakes that can be visited year round. Note: None of these locations have lifeguards. Use your own judgement and properly supervise your kids. Argo Park The Argo Cascades offer kayaking and tubing as the Huron River bypasses […]

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Cranbrook Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Cranbrook Playground - Sign

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 Cranbrook Park, a playground on the South West side of Ann Arbor. Cranbrook Park is in the neighborhood behind the Cranbrook Village Shopping Center. Check out all of our Tuesday Playground Profiles. Cranbrook […]

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Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends earlier this week. The 2017 season ends on Labor Day, but they should be back for 2018. We had a great time at Jump Island Brighton. My daughter […]

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Arbor Oaks Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Arbor Oaks Playground Profile - Pirate Ship Structure

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 Arbor Oaks Park, a playground on the south side of Ann Arbor (follow Stone School south past the I-94 or go up Stone School off of Ellsworth) located at the intersection of Champagne […]

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Rolling Hills Water Park – Wednesday Activity Review

Rolling Hills Water Park - Waterfall

This review of Rolling Hills Water Park is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. It took us until late July for us to make our first trip of the season to Rolling Hills Water Park. We usually visit earlier in the summer, but we like to go first thing in the morning. With my daughter having swim meets on Saturday […]

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Maryfield Wildwood Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Maryfield Wildwood Park - Entrance

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 Maryfield Wildwood Park, a playground on the West side of Ann Arbor located at the intersection of Westwood Ave and Maryfield Dr. Check out all of our Tuesday Playground Profiles. Maryfield Wildwood Park […]

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Argo Cascades: Wednesday Activity Review

Argo Cascades - Wednesday Activity Review - Two Drops

For years I have heard of the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. Tubing the Argo Cascades was on our Summer 2017 Bucket List. Earlier this summer, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided great guidance for our first […]

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Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade Tips

Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade - Handing out Candy

This week I am the Ann Arbor Expert. I am sharing tips for tomorrow’s Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade. I have had the experience of enjoying the parade both as a participant and as a spectator. General Parade Information Fourth of July Parade Route The Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade route is almost 1 mile and […]

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