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County Farm Park, Ann Arbor

#8 of 11 in Parks in Ann Arbor
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Nelson Meade County Farm Park is a 141-acre public park in eastern Ann Arbor, Michigan owned by Washtenaw County and operated by the county's Parks and Recreation Commission. Consisting of a mix of woodlands, fields, and gardens, the park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and is a popular local destination for gardening, hiking, jogging, and biking. The park has been county land since 1836, although for the majority of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it was used as the county's poorhouse (complete with a working farm) and then as its infirmary. In 1972, the site began transitioning to parkland with the creation of community gardens, and over the next couple decades various trails and a perennial garden were created. Since 2000, the park has experienced significant ecological restoration efforts, including the removal of invasive plants, prairie restoration, and the creation of a wet meadow during the restoration of Malletts Creek.
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  • This is a great place for kids, gardeners, hikers and walkers. The grounds are well maintained, there is a workout path for your stretches and strength exercises, as well as off the beaten path side....  more »
  • Innovative design for playground equipment. All newer equipment in good condition. Some shaded play areas and lots of sun or shade picnic sites. Nature trails to wander around. Kids and adults...  more »
  • This park is beautiful, modern and clean with plenty of things for kids to enjoy. My 4 year old son loves this place! It is enclosed so kids cannot run put into the street. There are nice bathrooms for a public park. There are also beautiful trails to walk. Highly Reccomended.
  • Our family loves this place! It's a great nature getaway in the middle of s bustling part of town. Multiple trail options - paved, gravel, dirt, woodchips, wooded, sunny, flat and hilly. We love the exercise stations on the longest trail on the perimeter. Also a great picnic and play scape area for family gatherings and young kids.

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