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Veterans Memorial Pool and Ice Arena

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
Water slide closed

Unfortunately the water slide at Vets Pool is not available at this time. We are unsure for how long and apologize for the inconvenience.

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Park Pool & Ice Arena​

2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03 (directions)
Phone: 734.794.6235
[email protected]
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor

 Outdoor Pool     Swim Lessons     Swim Team     Ice Rink     Park Info

Veterans Memorial Sports Complex​

The Veterans Memorial Sports Complex features the Veterans Memorial Park​ outdoor pool, indoor ice arena, lit baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a 30,000 square foot skatepark, meeting room and a park shelter available to rent. The complex includes a regulation-size rink of 85 feet by 200 feet with spectator seating for 800. A concession stand 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 and we have four hockey locker rooms. Veterans Memorial Park has multiple parking lots so be sure to review the parking guide​ and general park ​access details.   

O​utdoor Pool

The Veterans Memorial Park Pool is open for the 2022 season. It 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.​

Admission fees

3 and underFree with a paid adult
Youth ages 4 to 17$5
Adult ages 18+$6
Senior ages 60+$5
10-visit punch pass$40

Punch Passes

This card is good for daily admission for you and your family members. One punch per visit per person. Valid for all open swim and lap swim times. Punch passes are not valid for master's swim times. Passes are only valid for one year at any of our public pools. Punch passes are not eligible for refund.

10 punches: $40;    25 punches: $100;    50 punches: $187.50;    100 punches: $350​

May 28 - June 10

Saturdays and Sundays; Noon-8 p.m.
Monday-Friday; 3:30 - 8 p.m.

June 11-Sept. 5

Adult Lap Swimming, Monday-Friday, noon - 1 p.m.
Public Swimming, Monday-Friday, 1-8 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, noon - 8 p.m.
Tot Splash (for children 7 years of age and younger when accompanied by an adult) Monday-Friday, noon-​1 p.m.

Tunes at Two - Swim, relax and jam.  We plan to play music from 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Deep End Test
All children ages 11 and under must pass the deep end test before being allowed to swim in the deep end.   To pass the deep end test, the swimmer must swim 50 meters (down and back in the lap lane) using freestyle or front crawl technique without touching or stopping, and then tread water for 1 minute in the deep end.


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 at​ beginning April 4.

Class information

Private Swim Lessons
Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 6 months to adult, each private lesson is 30-minutes long and customized to meet the needs of the swimming participant.  Offered during the same dates as group lessons from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $18 resident; $22 nonresident.

Link to register.​  Click on the Private Swim Lesson tab


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. Join us for a registration and informational session on Monday, June 6, 7 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park meeting room. This team is open to anyone ages 5-17 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 between 7 a.m. and noon starting the week of June 13 and ending the last week of July. Registration is underway and the per-child fee is $125, resident; $150, nonresident. $10 discount for multichild registrations. Click here to register.

Practice times
Ages 8 and under:  9:15 - 10 a.m.
Ages 9 -10:  8:15 - 9:15 a.m. or 11 a.m. - noon
Ages 11-17:  7 - 8:30 a.m. or 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
* Schedule subject to change

Work in the Ann Arbor Parks​

Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation is currently filling positions for cashiers, daycamp counselors, golf cart rangers, golf course proshop staff, greenskeepers, canoe livery attendants, GIVE 365 volunteer outreach coordinators, lifeguards, swim instructors and coaches and more!  Click here to view and download a PDF flyer.

Enjoy wage increases for all temporary seasonal jobs. Starting salaries are $15.66 for TEMP 1/STEP 1 hires. View jobs and apply at​. There will be breakout rooms representing the facilities that have open positions. Jobs at Veterans Memorial Park Pool include lifeguards. Click here to view and download a PDF flyer​.


The Veterans Memorial Park meeting room is available to rent year-round.  The room is approximately 718 square feet with a small refrigerator, 65” TV,
speakers, connections for laptops, video and other portable devices. The room room features eight tables (6 feet x 2.5 feet) and 50 chairs. Fees are $40/per hour, resident; and $50/per hour, nonresident (one hour minimum rental).  Please email Bill Meeks, [email protected]. ​​

​Veterans Memorial Park

​For more information about the park including amenities, parking, and so much more, please visit Veterans Memorial Park.

Indoor Ice Rink

The ice rink is closed for the season and will re-open in September 2022.

​​​Our facilities COVID-19 Point of Contact is Bill Meeks. Please contact her at [email protected] or 734.794.6235 regarding questions or concerns with COVID-19 related issues. We will continue to update our COVID-related webpage with new information. Staff will review any new orders or recommendation and adjust process if possible.​​

​Veterans Memorial Park

​For more information about the park including amenities, parking, and so much more, please visit Veterans Memorial Park.