Playgrounds have reopened after closures during the stay at home order. Please remember to keep social distance while at the playground. Playgrounds are not sanitized, so please use your own judgement as to whether they are a good option for your family. Amenities like bathrooms and water fountains may not be available due to current restrictions.
This profile of Veterans Memorial Park is part of our Summer Series Tuesday Playground Profiles
Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling the playground at Veterans Memorial Park.
Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park is a large park on Ann Arbor’s west side. It is bordered by Jackson Ave, N. Maple Rd, and Dexter Ave.
Location: 2150 Jackson Ave
Unique Features: Ann Arbor Skate Park, Pool, Ice Rink, Sports Fields, Meeting Room. Play structure is unremarkable
Swings: Yes, 2 regular and 2 buckets
Surface: Rubber at structure, mulch at swings
Bathrooms: There are bathrooms at Veterans Memorial Park. The pool and ice arena offer restrooms when they are open. I believe the pavilion near the structure also has seasonal bathrooms.
Shade: There are lots of trees around the playground
Pavilion: Yes. There are also picnic benches under the trees.
Sports Fields: Baseball/Softball, Tennis, Skate Park, Ice Arena, Pool
Walking Trails: Paved walking paths run throughout the park connecting the different areas.
Parking: There are lots off of Jackson Ave, N. Maple Rd, and Dexter Ave. The lots on Jackson Ave and N. Maple are closest to the play structure
Veterans Memorial Park Playground Review
Veterans Memorial Park is a destination park with it’s pool, ice rink, skate park, and ball fields. However, the play structure does not live up to the rest of the park. The structure is small and lacks any truly remarkable features. On the plus side, it has a rubber mat making it a great choice after rain. It is also a great diversion for young children who are at the park for a sibling’s sporting event.
Upcoming Events at Veterans Memorial Park
What do you think of the playground at Veterans Memorial Park?