Veterans Memorial Park is a 37-acre park that is one of the busiest recreation areas in the city. View the
Ann Arbor Parks and Nature Areas map for location context. The park is named in honor of veterans of the United States military, commemorated by a
memorial located at the southwest corner of the park. Veterans Memorial Park contains five baseball/softball fields, a
pool and ice arena, the Ann Arbor Skatepark, tennis courts with
tennis ball recycling bins, rain gardens, a hill used for sledding in the winter, paved paths with
winter maintenance and benches and picnic tables to relax and unwind. Pickleball striping exists on one of the tennis courts. Please note, that this pickleball court requires you to bring your own net (contact
Ann Arbor District Library for pickleball net rental information). This park
also has a pickup spot in the winter for a sand/salt mixture to treat sidewalks. There is an official City of Ann Arbor
ballot drop box located at the pool & ice arena parking lot. Contact
park rentals for field rental information.
The Ann Arbor Skatepark, a 30,000-foot world-class skating facility, is free and open to the public from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. New lights have been installed to provide extended use into the evening and early morning hours. This project was possible because of support from our partners at Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark. Testing is still underway, but the lights are currently available between 6-9 a.m. as well as 4:15-10 p.m. and can be turned on by one of two push buttons on site. This will provide an hour of light time and a flashing strobe light will indicate that 10 minutes are remaining before the lights shut off. At that time, the button can be pushed to activate the lights again up until the cut-off. The timing of the lights will be adjusted seasonally.
Skateboards, scooters and roller blades are all welcome at the skatepark which is designed for all levels and features kidney pools from 5 to 9.5 feet deep, a snake run, clover and flow bowls and a rock ride.
View skatepark layout here. Bicycles are not allowed, but you can view
bike recreation here if you are looking for where to ride your bike. The skatepark
which opened in 2014, operates in partnership with the
Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark. Please view
skatepark etiquette and park rules. Contact
parks customer service for questions or special event information at the skatepark.