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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
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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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 for our spring/summer programs and classes click the 2019 Activity Guide (PDF)​​. Once you're ready to register visit our online registration system.

​Outdoor Pool

The Veterans Memorial Park Pool will open Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 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$4
Adult ages 18+$5
Senior ages 55+$4
10-visit punch pass$40

ummer Season Pass Pricing
Summer season passes are valid from May 25 through Sept. 2, 2019. 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,  or online.

Preseason pass (purchased on or before May 27)
Youth or Senior
Regular Pass (purchased on or after May 28)
Youth or Senior
*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. 

June 17 - Sept. 2

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 15 and under must take this test before swimming in the deep end of the pool.  Requirements:  Swim 50 yards using front crawl with arms coming out of the water on every stroke.  The technique does not need to be perfect, but the child needs to demonstrate they are a strong swimmer. They must also tread water for one minute in the deep end with head completely out of the water.

Deep end tests are given on a daily basis at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.


Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult are private lessons, 30-minutes long, and customized to meet the needs of the swimmer.
Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident. Lessons are offered Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,         June 17 - Aug. 16. Call 734.794.6235 or register online.


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

Class information


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 Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm in the Vets 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 17 and ending the last week of July. Registration begins Feb. 1, and the per-child fee is $125, resident; $150, nonresident. $10 discount for multichild registrations.

Practice times
Ages 8 & 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.


Looking for a fun, affordable location to have a party or get together? We offer rentals of the main pool, tot splash, waterslide or a combination of the three.  Prices range from $50/hour to $215/hour, based on pool choice/residency.  Call 734.794.6235.

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).

Indoor Ice Arena

​​Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena is closed for the season and will re-open in early September.  Look for programming information at the end of July.