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Veterans Memorial Park

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Reservation Cost

$150.00 per day


North Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan and Details (PDF)


  1. Baseball / Softball
  2. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  3. Benches
  4. Boat Dock
  5. Boat Launch
  6. Chemical Restrooms
  7. Drinking Fountain
  8. Gaga pit
  9. Green Space
  10. Grill
  11. Kitchen, Indoor Restrooms & Indoor Seating ($200.00 Add-on)
  12. Open Spaces
  13. Parking
  14. Pavilion
  15. Picnic Areas
  16. Picnic Shelters
  17. Picnic Tables
  18. Playground
  19. Tennis Court
  20. Walking Track
  21. Water


Veterans Memorial Park is the central park of Bay County, containing approximately 97 acres. It is roughly 1.2 miles long and 0.2 miles wide. This area includes land that encompasses Liberty Harbor Marina, the Veterans Memorial Park ball fields, Kantzler Arboretum, Santa House, Trombley House, and Fitness Park. It includes the Riverwalk and the Riverwalk/Railtrail loop. There is also a hard surfaced boat launch with sufficient water depth and lake size to accommodate most trailerable boats. Major community events such as the 4th of July Fireworks celebration and the River of Time takes place in the park. 

Play City

For information and photos of Play City, Veterans park playground, click Here

Veterans Boat Launch:

Currently Closed

Due to the sustained high water levels, the Vet's boat launch and a large portion of the parking lot are closed and will remain closed until water levels recede for good.
 Driving on the flooded parking lot is not good practice as this only causes more damages and causes more problems long-term.  The flooding and vehicle traffic have already caused some damage to the parking lot already. We are trying to preserve our assets and infrastructure so they are still useable once the water level recedes to normal conditions. Vet’s park boat launch will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Boat Launches

  •   Cass Ave. Boat Launch  620 Harrison St. Bay City, MI
  •   Golson Boat Launch  1598 N. Johnson St. Bay City, MI
  •   Veterans Park (Currently Closed Due)
  •   DNR  1 Shady Shore Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
  •   Smith Park Boat Launch  Essexville, MI 48732
  •   Zilwaukee Boat Ramp  190 Front St, Saginaw, MI 48604
  •   Rust Boat Launch  282 Lee St, Saginaw, MI 48602
  •   Full List of Boat Launches Visit: Michigan Water Trails

Rental Options: 


         Outdoor Portion of Pavilion $150.00

*Which Includes the Refundable $50.00 Damage & Litter Deposit.

Includes the outer portion of the pavilion, you get to use the picnic tables (as seen in pictures), electric outlets, grills & shared port-a-potties and green space.


         Full Pavilion $350.00

*Which Includes the Refundable $100.00 Damage & Litter Deposit.

Includes the Indoor portion of pavilion, Main area includes fold up tables & chairs (Seats up to 30 people), indoor restroom, full size kitchen with serving window and additional sink in main area. As well as the outer portion of the pavilion, you get to use the picnic tables (as seen in pictures), electric outlets, grills & shared port-a-potties and green space.

Reservation Process: 

*Reservations will only be accepted for current year. 

Once we have looked over your Reservation Request and Accepted it, you will receive an email stating so. Then you need to complete the following process listed below. 

 You Have 2 Business Days
 to make full Rental Payment, if we do not receive payment within that this time period we have to unapproved your rental request. 

 Damage Deposit
 is included in Rental fee, as long as you and/or guests do not damage anything or leave any litter/decoration or other messes you will receive a refund for the amount of the damage deposit. You can call the next business day following your event to schedule when to stop in & pick up your refund or we can mail it to you. 
Mailing the refund may take up to 2-4 Weeks.   

 must be made at least 30 Days before event to receive refund 

Please No Staples or Nails on Beams or Tables

For Hanging Decorations/Banners: Instead of stapling or nailing beams, Please utilize Hooks in Pavilions for hanging Banners, Balloon’s, Etc.

For Tablecloths: Instead of stapling, please bring & use your own Table cloth clips, Table cloth weights or Table bungies.

Parks are offered on an "as-is" basis and include the shelter. 
Rental includes Shelter and related shelter furnishings only! Other park facilities shall remain available for public use.
 Renters are 
responsible for bringing own trash bags &  cleanup immediately following use.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM   


  1. Kantzler Memorial Arboretum

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  2. Liberty Harbor Marina

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