Staebler Farm County Park

Red barn at Staebler Farm
Staebler Farm with Haybales

GRAND OPENING!

We invite you to explore this new park and celebrate the Michigan Folk School's new campus!

  • Ceremony
  • Traditional craft/skill demonstrations
  • Tour rehabilitated workshop and chicken coop
  • Refreshments

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 1-3pm
Place: Staebler Farm County Park, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

General

Currently, Staebler Farm County Park is in the first phase of development.  A short trail traverses farm fields in the southern portion of the park.  Access to the north portion is prohibited.

The 98-acre park consists of:

  • Historical buildings
  • Lakes
  • Farm fields
  • Meadows
  • Mature woodlots
  • Wetlands

Park Mission

Staebler Farm County Park, a community resource, will foster sustainable, healthy living and celebrate the rich farming traditions of Washtenaw County through historical collections, interpretive programming, agricultural uses, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

Site Master Plan

A Site Master Plan has been developed to determine the park's future amenities and recreational opportunities, which will highlight Washtenaw County's rich agricultural heritage. The plan defines an overall vision for the park; sets goals and objectives to guide the physical development; and establishes development phases.

Through the planning process, Parks staff sought stakeholder and public input to help develop the goals, general plan concepts, and desired recreational amenities. The plan is intended to be flexible in order to adapt to changing community needs and funding sources.

On August 8, 2017, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission adopted the park's Site Master Plan.  Since that time, staff has been working with a consultant to develop a detailed Site Implementation Plan.

Project Updates

Visit our Park Development page to learn more.  Updates will be posted as available.

Partnership

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) is committed to offering high-quality and diverse programs at Staebler Farm Park. To help accomplish this goal, WCPARC is pleased to partner with The Michigan Folk School, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hands-on experiences in traditional folk arts, crafts, and skills, to develop their future home campus at the park. Updates will be provided as plans are realized.

Learn more about The Michigan Folk School and the classes they offer.