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YOUR Favorite Playgrounds In Metro Detroit

Visiting a new playground is a great way to change up your routine, wear out the kids and save some money – we all love free activities! Here are a few parks LittleGuide readers recommend.


City Park (Clawson)

Location: 935 N. Custer, Clawson, MI 48017

  • Children’s play ground
  • Fenced tot lot
  • Athletic fields
  • Modern skate park
  • .75 mile trail
  • Restrooms


Gallop Park (Ann Arbor)

Location: 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Park features:

  • 2 playgrounds
  • Canoe livery
  • Scenic walkways along Huron River and Geddes Pond
  • 3 mile paved trail
  • Connected to Furstenberg Nature Area


Dodge Park #5 (Commerce Township)

Location: 180 Commerce Rd, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382

  • Scarlets Playground a barrier free all inclusive playground
  • Athletic field
  • Walking trail
  • Commerce Township Library


Belle Isle Playground (Detroit)

Location: 176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit, MI 48207

  • Playground
  • Nature Trails
  • Belle Isle Nature Center


Harding Park (Ferndale)

Location: 989 Mapledale St, #1075, Ferndale, MI 48220

  • Accessible playground
  • Athletic Field
  • In-line rink
  • Walking path


Gainsboro Park (Pleasant Ridge)

Location: Gainsboro Ave, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069

  • Toddler + children’s playground
  • Athletic fields
  • Restrooms
  • Community garden
  • Dog park
  • Walking path


Steffens Park (Fraser)

Location: 33000 Garfield Rd, Fraser, MI 48026

  • Fort Fraser Playground
  • Athletic fields
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis courts
  • Outdoor skating rink (winter)


Bien Park (Livonia)

Location: 39392 Ross St, Livonia MI 48154

  • Playground
  • Athletic fields
  • Paved walking trail
  • Picnic tables



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About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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