Ann Arbor: Parks and recreation updates

2021 summer camp update — City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Services has been working hard to plan how to safely operate in-person river day camps and pool camps during the summer of 2021. The safety of campers and staff are a top priority, and the state-licensed camps will abide by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, governmental recommendations and regulations. Staff is working with the State of Michigan and Washtenaw County to best understand the regulations and how to offer and implement safe and engaging camp experiences. Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation is looking forward to offering camps again this summer and hopes to have camp registration on the camp webpage, by Monday, March 15.

As the City of Ann Arbor finalizes plans for upcoming programs, please take a moment to review your CivicRec account online. By reviewing your account prior to Monday, March 15, you will be able to register more efficiently and lessen potential for issues. Items to check include home address, birth dates of participants, contact information and residency status. If you find any issues with your account, please email for assistance. Due to COVID-19, staff is working remotely and may not be readily available once registration opens. If during the registration process, you encounter an issue with residency or rates, please complete the registration process to secure your spot then contact customer service, Your email will receive a response within two business days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Weekly featured walks in the Ann Arbor parks — There is an abundance of research on why walking in nature is good for our brains, bodies and emotional well-being. In February, GIVE 365, Ann Arbor’s volunteer and outreach program, together with Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation, debuted a new weekly walking club program. Explore on your own or join staff for the specific days and times below. Visit Every Park swag will be available for inspiration and motivation to get out and enjoy nature more in 2021! Be sure to tag any photos posted using hashtag #a2parkwalks

Upcoming hosted walk events include:

  • Saturday, March 6, Oakwoods Nature Area, 10–11 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 13, Wheeler Park, 1–2 p.m.

For more information and to print a map, visit