Where: 3000 Fuller Rd.
Amenities: Gallup park is a 69-acre park that stretches along the Huron River with miles of paved walk ways, two playgrounds, fishing benches, canoe livery, and picnic areas with grills. Dixboro Dam, located at the eastern end of the park, creates a long, meandering pond through the park. Gallup park is known for the Geese that reside and leave their evidence at the park. Please DO NOT Feed the Geese!
It is named after Eli Gallup, long time parks superintendant.
The livery is open April through October, and offers canoe, kayak, rowboat, paddle boat, and bicycle rentals; the livery additionally has a paddle-through coffee shop, the Perk and Paddle Cafe. Their website is http://www.a2gov.org/canoe .
Gallup Park is part of the planned Border to Border greenway - a paved biking and walking trail leads west to the Arboretum and Fuller Park, another heads east towards Dixboro Road and Parker Mill Park.
Gallup Park: Timeline
- 2015-06-01 Gallup Park appears on the June 1, 2015 agenda of the Ann Arbor City Council in the context of a resolution to approve an amendment to the project agreement with the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources for the grant to renovate the Gallup Park Livery and surrounding site. According to the staff memo accompanying the resolution, the Council approved the grant agreement between the City and the State of Michigan per resolution #R-12-482 on October 15, 2012. The grant provided $300,000 to the City of Ann Arbor to make improvements to the Livery and entry area at Gallup Park including barrier free parking and entry improvements, trail renovations, livery building upgrades, patio renovations, new barrier free docks for kayaks and fishing, landscaping, and way finding signage. The project is complete, but the legal description used to describe the project area of the grant needed to be updated and corrected in order to close out the project with the MNRTF and receive the final project reimbursement. City park staff and the City's attorney office worked with the MNRTF to provide an updated legal description that consolidated multiple plats. This amendment replaces the former legal description in the original grant agreement.
City of Ann Arbor, Parks and Recreation website for Gallup Park: http://www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/communityservices/Parks/Parkdescriptions/Gallup/gallup.html
- Biking the Gallup Park trail in the fall by Ypsi Dixit: http://www.ypsidixit.com/blog/archives/2006/10/post_261.html