Chelsea – Sports Recreation and Outdoors

Saline city parks:
Curtiss Park, 440 W. Michigan Ave., is 50 acres of rolling, grassy land along the Saline River below Oakwood Cemetery. The green space continues north along the river for another 54 acres as Mill Pond Park. Both parks have picnic areas, pavilions, play areas, and opportunities for cross-country skiing; Mill Pond has a dog park, open fields, and a large play structure. Four-acre Stonecliff Park is near the river at the end of Saline River Dr.Three neighborhood parks provide play areas—Marlpool Park, 511
Marlpool Dr., in a subdivision just east of Old Creek Dr. and south of Michigan; Colony Park, 1012 Colony Dr., accessible through the Colony Estates and Northview subdivisions; and Risdon Park, 241 S. Ann Arbor, on the corner of S. Ann Arbor and Pleasant Ridge.Forty-acre Tefft Park, at Woodland Dr. E. and Textile Rd., includes the Saline Recreation Center, a picnic area, a 5.5-acre natural area, 4 softball diamonds, a disc golf course, gaga dodgeball pit, 2 sand volleyball courts, and cross-country ski trails. People’s Park, 209 W. Monroe (between S. Ann Arbor St. and Monroe), has basketball and tennis courts as well as a ball field and nature trail. Pedestrian access from the corner of S. Ann Arbor St. and Pleasant Ridge Dr. Brecon Park, 397 Nichols Dr. (on N. Harris at Nichols), features a non-motorized pathway linking to the Saline District Library and the Depot Trail, and basketball court, baseball field, open field, and playground. Near Willis and S. Ann Arbor St., Canterbury Park, 219 Willis, has 4 acres of play and picnic areas. Across Willis is Wilderness Park, a 28-acre natural area with walking paths that overlook a pond, and good fishing, birding, and cross-country skiing. Saline’s newest park, Salt Springs Park, near S. Ann Arbor St. & Willis, has natural salt spring features, but currently no public access. The city is seeking grants to help with trail development around the salt springs.Other small parks are scattered throughout the area. Sandra B. Richardson Park, 125 acres at the southeast corner of Platt and Willis, is mostly undeveloped fields and woods with some rough trails and soccer fields. Mary J. McCann Park, off the east side of Warner between Willis and Bemis, is a 38-acre partially wooded preserve with a trailhead at a small parking lot. An ecological demonstration area showing stages of natural progression has a teaching station for up to 30 students. Henne Field is located in the heart of downtown with a nice walking trail throughout. Henne is owned by the Saline school district but is the home for many community events.