Ann Arbor, MI Activities Overview: Golf, Parks, Recreation Center

Learn about some activities to do in A-Squared.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 16:59
Ann Arbor parks

When the workweek is over or it’s time for vacation, Ann Arbor residents and visitors have a variety of activities to choose from.

Ann Arbor is nicknamed “Tree Town” for good reason; there are more than 50,000 trees all over the city. Ann Arbor makes good use of this foliage with more than 150 municipal parks, two of which have spots where Fido can frolic and make new friends.

Several large city parks and a university park border sections of the Huron River, which is ideal for fly fishing, paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking in the warm weather and autumn months. By the way: A perfect place to launch is Argo Canoe Livery near the Broadway Bridges overpass, and a full line of equipment can be rented at the livery.

The city’s parks also offer youth and adult sports leagues, and the University of Michigan holds kids’ sports camps in the summer.

Golf Courses

There are more than a dozen golf courses in Ann Arbor alone, showing why Michigan is famous for its golf scene. Some of the more popular courses in A-Squared are the University of Michigan Golf Course, Barton Hills, Huron Hills, Lake Forest, Leslie Park, Radrick Farms and Stonebridge.

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

Those who prefer air conditioning are in luck; Ann Arbor’s Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center draws in close to 400,000 visitors a year with its walking/jogging track, training equipment and indoor pool.

According to U.S. News & World Report, Ann Arbor is also one of the country’s Best Affordable Places to Retire. Many of the city’s arts and culture events are free, and seniors receive discounted taxi rides and free bus service, so retirees never have to worry about boredom or pinching pennies.

In Ann Arbor, whether it’s the weekend or a trip, there is plenty to keep family members active and having fun.