Plenty of things do this weekend in Ann Arbor parks

Storm update for Huron Hills and Leslie Park golf courses
Huron Hills and Leslie Park golf courses are open today with carts available for customers.

However, Leslie Park (LP) does not have power or the use of their telephones/internet service. That also means staff cannot accept credit card payments at this time. Golfers at LP will need to book online and pay or use cash onsite. Thank you for understanding.

Registration is underway for skating/hockey skill lessons at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena
Our ice skating lessons follow the Learn to Skate USA​ curriculum set by the United States Figure Skating Association. Each class will work towards certain badge levels with skills appropriate with that level. USFSA membership of $16 required before registration. This cost covers the badges, a monthly magazine and liability insurance. Registration​ is now open, sign up here.

Instructional skating/hockey
Session 1, Sept. ​​20-Oct. 30 (6 classes) $66 resident/$78 nonresident.
Session 2, Nov. 1-Jan. 15 (8 classes) $88 resident/$106 nonresident. No classes ​Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 20-Jan. 1.
Session 3, Jan. 17-March 12​​ (8 classes) $88 resident/$106 nonresident.
​Session 4, March 14- April 30 (6 classes) $66 resident/$78 nonresident.

Adult hockey ability/skills and drills
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8 a.m.
Session 1, Sept. 20-Jan. 5: $235 (no class Dec. 20-29).
Session 2, Jan. 10-​April 6: $235.

This program is hockey practice for adults looking for a forum to work on skating, stick work and team play. If you are ready to improve your hockey game, whether you are just starting or feel you need to practice more, we embrace all levels and needs. Fee per player is $220 and includes a complimentary jersey. Returning players with a jersey are $200​ and goalies are free. Every player must register with USA Hockey insurance. Practice is Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Sign up here.

Fall: Sept. 21-Nov. 9
Winter: Nov. 13-Jan. 8
Winter II: Jan. 11-March 1
​​Spring: ​March 5-April 23


Your opinion is important to us
We are looking for feedback regarding the vegetation and disc golf course at Bandemer Park. Please complete our survey to provide your input about how this space could be improved.

gallupb2bTemporary closure of the Border to Border Trail begins Monday
A segment of the Border to Border Trail from Gallup Park to Mitchell Field is in need of repair as part of ongoing maintenance. Work is scheduled to start the week of Aug. 15 and is expected to be complete in mid-November (weather permitting).
Signs and barricades will be installed to safely direct users away from the construction zone. The City of Ann Arbor asks that trail users follow the posted detour as they ride, walk, rollerblade and commute along this path. While the temporary closure is an inconvenience to users, the replacement of the pathway is intended to provide longer-term durability. Improvements to the trail will include replacing the existing asphalt surface with a new concrete surface, widening the path to 10 feet and updating site furnishings. We thank you for your patience as we make these improvements to this important and popular stretch of path. Go online to view a map of the detour.

Any questions can be directed to Landscape Architect/Park Planner Adam Fercho at

Spend your Saturday shopping local at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Stop by for onsite sales Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 315 Detroit St. You will find sweet corn, peaches, plums, melons, apples, fresh produce, cut flowers, herbs, plants, bread, poultry, eggs, 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. Preordering from select vendors continues with curbside or walk-in pickup, 8 a.m.-noon. For preorders, contact the vendor directly from our directory. Please follow all physical distancing and safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. More information can be found on our website.

Stewardship workday
Help us pull invasive weeds like spotted knapweed, Sunday, Aug. 15, Barton Nature Area, 1- 4 p.m. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and gardening gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Meeting location will be provided at registration. Register here.

West Park playground closure
The playground at West Park is currently closed for construction improvements. Construction started Monday, Aug. 9, and is expected to conclude by Friday, Aug. 27. We apologize for the inconvenience and cannot wait for you to see the new improvements, including natural play equipment and a larger sandbox. Project questions can be directed to Landscape Architect/Park Planner Adam Fercho at

The Bromley Park playground improvement project has been completed
Thank you for your patience while the playground was shut down during construction. The new playground has natural play structures, a new sandbox and upgraded swings. The new swing set has an expression swing which allows parents to swing with their toddlers face-to-face.


Office of sustainability and innovations upcoming programming

  • Sunday, Aug. 15 – Dexter-Ann Arbor Run
    Calling all volunteers. The Dexter to Ann Arbor road race is looking to go zero waste but needs your help. If you are interested in getting involved or learning more, please contact Tina Miller, the race volunteer coordinator (
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. – Plant-based diets seminar
    Join OSI for an evening exploring plant-based diets. Learn about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture, all while enjoying a cooking demonstration focused on a delicious and nutritious plant-based meal. Presenters include Dr. Melissa Sunderman from IHA; Marc Ramirez from Chickpea & Bean; Andrea Wotan, RDN with Wotan Nutrition; and chef Jeff Tritten of Washtenaw Optimal Wellness.​ Register here.
  • Sunday, Aug. 29 – AAATA services resume
    TheRide’s permanent schedule goes into place on Sunday, Aug. 29. TheRide has published the schedule details on their website.