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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
Spring & Summer Program Registration Begins February 5th
Program Guide  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 2018 Summer Activities Guide

Outdoor Pool

The Veterans Memorial Park Pool will open Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 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 26 through Sept. 3, 2018. 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 28)
​Youth or Senior
​Regular Pass (purchased on or after May 29)
​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. ​ 
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June 15 - Sept. 3
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 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.


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, 8:50 a.m. - 1 p.m.,         June 18 - 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. 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 18 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

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.


Mark your calendar for July 21, 2-4 pm.  Our friends and volunteers at GIVE 365 will be at the pool to lead a variety of fun activities and pool games. Join us and see what it’s all about! Pool admission rates apply, but the added fun is free!


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).

Ice Arena

Veterans Memorial Park Indoor Ice Arena is closed for the season and will re-open in the Fall, Sept. 10 - April 28, 2019. 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.