AA Parks: Plenty of things to do this weekend


PARK(ing) day is today – see you there!
The City of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority and SmithGroupJJR are collaborating on a global event to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public spaces. Known as PARK(ing) Day, this one-day initiative is part of an effort to foster collaborations among artists, community members, activists, designers and students to explore alternative uses for street space in our city. Designed and built by employees of SmithGroupJJR, a local planning and landscape architecture firm, the two metered parking spaces will be located on the 200 block of South Main Street near Fjallraven and Urban Jewelers today, Friday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. To learn more about this global effort, visit http://parkingday.org/

Last weekend to swim at Fuller Park Pool this season
Fuller Park Pool will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 17. The 80-degree weather will be perfect so grab a friend or two and spend the weekend at the pool.

Don’t forget Mack Indoor Pool is also open. Learn more about swimming in the city including learn-to-swim lessons, master and triathlete training, special events and more at http://www.a2gov.org/pools.

Universal access playground grand opening is this Sunday, Sept. 17
City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services, together with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, are inviting the community to the grand opening of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor Centennial Playground on Sunday, Sept. 17, 3–6 p.m. at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road. The Universal Access Playground (UAP) offers children with disabilities opportunities to gain self-confidence and greater independence. Children of all ages and abilities will be able to develop and play together. Grand opening festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the playground site and guest speakers. Other activities will include live music, animals from Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum educational activities, a fishing area for kids and more! We encourage you to park at Huron High School. Aattendees are also welcome to take the AAATA #22 bus to Pierpont Commons. From there, a free, accessible shuttle will take guests to Gallup Park for the UAP grand opening. Complimentary shuttle service will be picking up and dropping off guests from 2–7 p.m. There are several locations an accessible shuttle will be available (see map on http://www.a2gov.org/UAP). Guests can bring a picnic dinner and a blanket/chairs, or purchase refreshments from one of several food truck vendors.

Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena is Open
We are open for the 2017-18 season. 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. To register for learn-to-skate and hockey lessons, special events and more visit http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister. 2150 Jackson Ave. http://www.a2gov.org/vets


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