With warming temperatures and the month of May coming to an end, that can only mean one thing … summer! As you know, we typically celebrate the change of seasons with the opening of the outdoor pools on Memorial Day weekend. While that won’t happen this year, that doesn’t mean there aren’t countless activities you can enjoy in the Ann Arbor parks – including the more than 160 parks and nature areas we all proudly value. We have created a webpage with COVID-19 updates that relate to the parks and programming impacted at this time.
With that being said, we wanted to remind you of the activities you can enjoy now and in the coming weeks and months in the parks. We’ve selected six trails in Ann Arbor for you to explore! Attached is a map that will help you enjoy your hike through Bird Hills Nature Area, Black Woods Pond Nature Area, Cedar Bend Nature Area, Furstenberg Nature Area, Mary Beth Doyle Park and Marshall Nature Area.
ANN ARBOR FARMERS MARKET
On Saturday, May 23, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for preorders and onsite sales, 7 a.m.-noon (and on Wednesdays). Shoppers may choose to shop onsite or preorder from vendors with curbside or walk-in pick-up options. View the preorder directory of the vendors currently offering plants, produce, baked foods, coffee and more. Credit card tokens are not being accepted at this time but EBT and P-EBT tokens are. For preorders, you will contact the vendor directly for pick up on Saturday and the following Wednesday. While shopping and picking up preorders, please follow any physical distancing and safety guidelines posted or communicated by market staff. You’ll find additional information on our website. 315 Detroit Street.
HURON HILLS AND LESLIE PARK GOLF COURSES
Hit the links this weekend and play nine or 18 holes at Huron Hills and Leslie Park golf courses. We encourage golfers to wear a face covering when around others and in the area around the clubhouse. Face masks will be required for golfers in the clubhouse when it opens. Additionally, we debuted a new fleet of fuel efficient EFI Yamaha golf carts for you to enjoy. You can rent a golf cart with the following safety measures in place. We look forward to seeing you soon! For a detailed list of safety guidelines, visit our website.
At this time, the following terms apply to golf cart use:
• A maximum of two carts per tee time.
• Two riders can be in the same cart if they are from the same household, otherwise we permit one rider and one walker per cart.
• Exceptions to the two carts per group are allowed to accommodate a golfer with a disability who requires a cart under state or federal law.
• Physical distancing is expected at your cart as well as at the tee boxes and greens.
• A2Golf staff will thoroughly sanitize golf carts after each use, and sanitized carts will be tagged as clean. For the safety of our staff and guests, tee times must be made and paid for online only.
Use of the basketball courts that follows social distancing guidelines, such as shooting baskets individually or with members of the same household, is allowed. No team game play is allowed.
BOATING – ARGO AND GALLUP CANOE LIVERIES
Due to the recent rain, the water levels and current on the Huron River remain dangerously high and you’re encouraged not to use personal kayaks, canoes and watercraft until the water has subsided and we share on social media the river is open for use. Argo and Gallup canoe liveries are not permitted to open at this time.
The disc golf courses at Bandemer and Mary Beth Doyle parks are open and we ask that physical distancing guidelines are followed.
Enjoy a stroll with your dog(s) this weekend. Please practice physical distancing. Visitors should wear gloves when entering and exiting at the admission gates.
FOOT GOLF – HURON HILLS
Foot Golf at Huron Hills is open and is fun for all ages. Visitors must bring their own soccer ball. Hours of operation are Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. There will be a maximum of four people per group. Please practice physical distancing. Please contact the clubhouse to schedule, 734.794.6246.
PLAYGROUNDS, SHELTERS AND PAVILION
Playgrounds, shelters and pavilions remain closed. Staff will continue to evaluate the use of these amenities as physical distancing guidelines and CDC recommendations are updated and when the stay-at-home order is lifted or amended.
The Ann Arbor Skatepark remains closed.
Tennis and pickleball courts are open, but no doubles play is allowed.