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Veterans Ice Arena and Pool

Park Features
Drinking Fountain Grills Ice Rink Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms Skate Park Skating Softball/Baseball Swimming Pool Tennis
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Park Pool & Ice Arena​

2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6235
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor
Please check pool hours below.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce Veterans Memorial Park Pool will open today, June 30, for the 2016 season. The pool’s opening had been delayed due to a maintenance project involving the filtration system. Veterans Memorial Park,, is located at 2150 Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor. 

The 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

Summer Season Pass Pricing

Summer season passes are valid from May 28 - Sept. 5, 2016. Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial Park pools for all public swim times and tot splashes. Passes may be purchased at all of the pools, the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center (Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road), or renewed online at

Regular Pass (purchased on or after May 31) Resident Discount/Nonresident Rate
Youth or Senior  Adult  Family*
$55 / $67.50 $70 / $87.50 $132.50 / $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.​

Public Swimming May 28 to June 16:
Monday through Friday, 3:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, noon-7 p.m.

Public Swimming June 17 to Sept. 5:
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.

Veterans Memorial Park Dolphins Swim Team 

Be a part of Ann Arbor’s fastest growing swim team - the Dolphins at Veterans Memorial Park meeting room. 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 area-wide 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 20 and end the last week of July. Pre-season practices are available Monday and Wednesday 7:15-8:30 p.m. from June 6-June 15; $5 per practice/per child. Registration begins Feb 1st and the per child fee is $125, resident/$150, nonresident.


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.

​Session 2, Monday and Wednesday:  July 11 – Aug. 3

​Tadpoles/Guppies​Minnows​Dolphins​Mako Sharks​Hammerhead ​Tiger Sharks​Otters
​8:50 a.m.​8:50 a.m.​8:50 a.m.
​9:30 a.m.​9:30 a.m.​9:30 a.m.
10:10 a.m.​​10:10 a.m.10:10 a.m.​
​10:50 a.m.10:50 a.m.​
11:30 a.m.​​11:30 a.m.​11:30 a.m.

Session 3, Tuesday and Thursday:  July 12 – Aug. 4

Tadpoles/Guppies​Minnows​Dolphins​Mako Sharks​Hammerhead ​Tiger Sharks​Otters
​8:50 a.m.​8:50 a.m.​8:50 a.m.
​9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.​​9:30 a.m.
10:10 a.m.​10:10 a.m.​10:10 a.m.​
10:50 a.m.​
​10:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m.​​11:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.​

​Session 4, Monday through Thursday:  Aug. 8 – Aug. 18

​Tadpoles/Guppies​Minnows​Dolphins​Mako Sharks​Hammerhead ​Tiger Sharks​Orcas

​8:50 a.m.​8:50 a.m.​8:50 a.m.
​9:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.​​9:30 a.m.
​10:10 a.m.
​10:10 a.m.10:10 a.m.​
10:50 a.m.​
​10:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m.​11:30 a.m.​​11:30 a.m.

Private Swim Lessons

Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult, are private lessons, 30-minutes long, and customized to meet the needs of the swimming participant. Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident. Please call for additional information and to register. They are offered from June 20 to Aug. 18, Monday through Thursday from noon-1 p.m. during the same sessions as above. Call 734.794.6235 for additional information.

​​Water Polo Camp​

Our program offers swimmers of all skill levels an opportunity to try their hand at water polo. The philosophy of our program focuses on building basic skills and enjoying every second of it.  Camp runs August 1 - August 14, Monday through Friday.  Resident fee $65, Nonresident fee $80
Ages:  11 & up:  7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
            9 & 10:  8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
       8 & under:  9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday Summer Splash Days

Mark your calendar for three fun-filled Saturdays this summer June 25, July 23, and Aug. 20. Summer Splash Days are 2-4 p.m. Special activities include water balloon events, water baseball, raft races, and a hula hoop relay. Look for other free and fun activities at Veterans Memorial Park Pool during the summer as signs are posted at the facility. Regular pool admission rates apply.

Pool Rentals​

Rental times are available for parties, social groups, company picnics and other special occasions. For information, please call 734.794.6235.

Ice Arena

Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena is now closed for the season and will re-open at the end of September.  Please check back in August for updated programming information​​​ 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.​​

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.​




​​​​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. ​