Parks & Rec: Plenty of things to do this holiday weekend in Ann Arbor parks

Shop local and show your love for the parks
Have you visited the online A2 Parks Shop? You can purchase apparel and merchandise representing your favorite facility or program in the parks system. Go online today. We offer a variety of sizes and colors of t-shirts (long and short sleeve), sweatshirts and tote bags featuring the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, GIVE 365 and the Natural Area Preservation burn crew!
Shop local on Saturdays at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for onsite sales Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at 315 Detroit St. You will find apples, apple cider, spinach, root vegetables, herbs, bread, eggs, poultry, meat, cheese, baked goods, prepared food, beverages, artisan products and more! We accept cash and tokens for credit cards and SNAP/EBT/P-EBT are available at our market office window. Please follow all safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. Service animals welcome. More information can be found on the website.


Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Controlled Burn meeting
Did you know fire is used as a restoration tool in many of Ann Arbor’s natural areas? Join NAP staff Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. for a discussion about the Controlled Ecological Burn Program. Ask questions and learn more about the benefits of effectively and safely using fire as a restoration tool. To join via Zoom visit Telephone: +1 206 337 9723; +1 213 338 8477;  toll free 877.853.5247 or 888.788.0099. Meeting ID: 940 7724 0723. Passcode: 951554.

Controlled burn crew training
Become a part of NAP’s Volunteer Burn Crew! Participate Wednesday, Feb. 16, noon-5 p.m. (location to be determined) as part of this required training session for anyone interested in assisting with NAP’s controlled burns. Burns typically take place Monday-Friday between noon-7 p.m. Registration is required by Feb. 15, click here. Questions? Call 734.794.6627 or email If held in-person, some portion of the training may be outdoors.

Cupid’s arrow drive-thru
Please join the Ann Arbor Senior Center Wednesday, Feb. 16, noon-1 p.m. for a Valentine’s drive-through event. Senior geared goodie bags will be given out to patrons that sign up (limited spots available). All will be welcome to enjoy cookies and beverages to take home or enjoy in your car! To RSVP, contact or 734.794.6250 to reserve your spot today! Free of charge.

hiringHave fun and earn money
Spring is right around the corner and we’re looking for individuals to work in the Ann Arbor parks. Jobs right now include Zamboni driver, lifeguard, cashier, skating instructor and more. In the coming weeks you’ll see additional postings to work at the canoe liveries, golf courses, day camps and outdoor pools. Please go online to apply or share this with someone you know!