The 141-acre County Farm Park, located on Ann Arbor's east side, features a variety of walking trails, an 18-station exercise trail, children's discovery play area, picnic pavilions, and perennial display garden,
Additional features include:
Britton Woods Nature Area: This 18-acre woodlot is an interesting mixture of upland and floodplain tree species. Oaks, hickories, and cherry reflect the upland nature of this wooded knoll, while maple, ash, ironwood, and hornbeam reflect the floodplain soils deposited by a glacial water course. Together with trillium and other wild flowers, Britton Woods is a reflection of the Ann Arbor landscape in pre-settled times.
County Farm Nature Area: County Farm was primarily used as agricultural land, it has since re-naturalized with lush fields, dense hedgerows, and brushy cover. In this renewed habitat, known as "Old Field Succession", rabbits, pheasant, woodchucks, and skunks, as well as numerous bird species, are to be found. There is even a rare sighting of fox and deer some years. As with all WCPARC Parks, the plants, animals, fruits, and flowers of County Farm Park are protected against picking and collecting.
Additional Park Rules and Information
- Dogs allowed, must be leashed
- Two Pavilion/Shelters available on a first come first serve basis and may not be reserved
- Perennial Garden
- Chick here for a map of County Farm's trails
- Parking available off Platt Road and Medford
- Picking of wildflowers of plants is prohibited anywhere in the park.
- Edible nuts and berries may be sampled, but may not be collected in bulk and removed from the park.
A Washtenaw County Park