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Veterans Ice Arena and Pool

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Veterans Memorial Park Pool & Ice Arena​
2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6235
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features ​​​the Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool, the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena, lit baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a new meeting room, and a park shelter available to rent. To register online for a program or lessons, please visit our registration system.

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Outdoor Pool ​

Veterans Memorial Park Pool features a fan-shaped, zero-depth area with a “raindrop,” interactive water play apparatus, a wheelchair access ramp and a 125-foot waterslide. Minimum height requirement for use of the slide is 42 inches. We offer lounge chairs, picnic area,
tennis courts and a shaded deck area.

Daily Admission and Punch Pass

3 and under                           FREE with a paid adult
Youth ages 4 to 17               $4
Adult ages 18+                     $5
Senior ages 55+                   $4
Buy a 10-visit punch pass   $40

Public Swimming May 23 to June 14:
Monday through Friday, 3:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, noon-7 p.m.

Public Swimming June 15 to Sept 7:
Adult Lap Swimming, Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m.

Public Swimming, Monday-Friday 1-8 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays/holidays, noon-8 p.m.

Tot Splash (for children 7 years of age and younger when accompanied by an adult) Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m.

Half Off Season Pass Pricing

Summer season passes are valid from May 23 - Sept. 7, 2015.  Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial Park pools for all public swim times and tot splashes.  Passes may be purchsed at all of the pools, the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center, or renewed online at

​Resident Discount
Purchase a pass July 20 and after
Youth/Senior             Adult                       Family*
$55                           $70                         $132.50

Purchase a pass July 20  and after
Youth/Senior            Adult                       Family*
$67.50                      $87.50                    $162.50

* The rate is for up to five family members (two adults and three children all living in the same household). Each additional child is $5.​

Veterans Memorial Park Dolphins Swim Team

Be a part of Ann Arbor’s fastest growing swim team - the Dolphins. Join us for a registration session on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans
Memorial Park Outdoor Pool. Our swim team provides an introduction to team competitive swimming, basic skill development and a strengthening program for more advanced swimmers. We provide an opportunity to compete in up to six swim meets and an areawide conference meet through the Washtenaw Interclub Swimming Conference. This team is open to anyone ages 5 to 17 years old who can swim at least one length of the pool (front crawl). Swimmers with special needs are encouraged to join.  Practices are Monday through Friday mornings. Meets are held Saturday mornings. We offer five practice groups offered between 7 a.m. and noon which begin the week of June 15 and end the first week of August. Pre-season practices are available Monday through Thursday 7:15-8:30 p.m. from May 26-June 11. Registration begins May 26 and the per child fee is $125, resident/$150, nonresident, contingent upon City Council approval.

Group Swim Lessons

Group lessons are offered for children from the age of 6 months up.  Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior
instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted for any instructional swim class at any of the city pools during any public swim
time, by phone or online.  Tadpoles For babies ages 6 months to 18 months to become comfortable in the water and learn skills with the help of a parent or adult. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Guppies Helps toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old become comfortable in the water with the assistance of a parent or adult, so they are ready to learn to swim. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Minnows Intro to water skills for tykes who are just starting off.  Swimmers will be in the water with only an instructor and need to be at least 4 years old to participate in this class. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Dolphins Fundamental aquatic skills for those who can fully submerge head, float independently, blow bubbles and feel comfortable in
the water. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Mako Sharks Beginning stroke development for those who can push off the side flutter kick on back/front with arm actions and float on their front and back comfortably.  30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Hammerhead Sharks Intermediate stroke development for those who can swim front and back crawl for 10 yards, demonstrate elementary
backstroke and enter deep water comfortably. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Tiger Sharks Full stroke development for those who can swim front crawl for 15 yards with rotary breathing, swim backstroke for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds. 30-minute class. $45, resident/$55, nonresident.

Otters Stroke improvement for those who can swim front and back crawl for 20 yards, demonstrate butterfly and breaststroke, and tread
water for 60 seconds. 45-minute class. $55, resident/$70, nonresident.

Orcas Stroke refinement for those who have coordinated front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary back stroke.
45-minute class. $55, resident/$70, nonresident.

Register HERE online.


Pool Rental Information

Hourly Rates:                              Resident          Non-resident
Tot Pool                                        $50.00               $60.00
Main Pool                                      $75.00               $90.00
Main Pool & Slide                         $100.00             $125.00
Main & Tot Pool                            $150.00             $180.00
Main & Tot Pools & Slide              $175.00             $215.00

Notes for all Pools:
1. Rental rates are based on no more than 45 people in a rental group. Rental groups with more than 45 people will be required to pay the individual admission rates for the additional people. The individual admission rates for the 2015 season are:​
        Adults $5.00
        Youth $4.00

2. If additional guards are requested that exceed our staffing requirements the additional costs (at $12.00/hr) will be paid for by the rental group.​

Meeting Room

Looking for a place to host a birthday party, meeting or event? Check out the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Meeting Room!​ Features include seating for up to 40 people, 65" television, DVD player, sound system, dry erase board, connections for a laptop, wireless internet, and more!  Rental fees are $40/hour for Ann Arbor residents and $50/hour for nonresidents. Call 734.794.6235​ for more information or to reserve the room. You can also click ​here​ to find additional room rental information online.​



Ice Arena

Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena is now closed until Sept. 14, 2015.​​​ The newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena is one of Ann Arbor's most popular recreational facilities. The complex includes a regulation size rink of 85' x 200' with spectator seating for 800. A complete snack bar service and vending are available ​in the main lobby, along with coin-operated lockers and storage units. A standard line of hockey and skating accessories are available in the Pro Shop. Four hockey locker rooms are provided.


​​​​Ann Arbor Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services, Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark, Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and​ Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office broke ground in 2013 on a 30,000-square-foot, world class facility that is free for the public to use and now open at Veterans Memorial Park (2150 Jackson Road). Skateboarders will enjoy features such as kidney pools from 5 to 9.5 feet deep, a snake run, clover and flow bowls and a rock ride. ​