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Veterans Memorial Park
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Relax and reflect....

This is a beautiful park on Bay City's western shore, overlooking the Saginaw River. There is... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
RICART75
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Peru, Indiana
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Nice riverfront park

This is a great place to watch the river, take a walk, play some ball, have a picnic, attend an... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
interceptpubs
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Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We walked through Veterans Park during the 2016 Tall Ships Celebration, and the park was very busy but not overcrowded. We enjoyed walking over the Lafayette Street Bridge to get to the park, and enjoyed seeing the Huey medevac helicopter on display and the views of the river. Lots of shade was needed as it was a bright warm day and a cool breeze from the river helped.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank George M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Festival had lots of activities for everyone, especially families. Looked like they had several good food vendors, large playground for kids, chairs for sitting and accurate schedule of events. Would have helped to allow the golf cart drivers to transport a person with mobility restrictions. They said they were not allowed to transport people. A very nice lady did transport a disabled woman and my husband and who had knee replacement this summer. In 2019 the Tall Ship Festival should make some adjustments to help disabled people. Many wonderful volunteers and talented musical groups and performers. Thank you!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Tall Ships Festival combined with Winonah park across the river -- Vets park very crowded, waits to boards each ship probably 45 min to 1 1/2 hrs per ship per people waiting in line. Which is better than on the other side. We did not attempt it due to time needed. Entertainment acts both sides of River, children's activities, craft show was terrible due to minimal vendors, many food trucks available. $10.00 DAILY fee covers both parks and there is also a $10.00 3-day ship boarding pass that covers ships on both sides for the festival. But if you return another day you have to repay the daily admission charge for the park. We will not return for this festival when they return in about 3 years.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Cjbb13
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go and enjoy a view of the Saginaw river.

However, when there are multiple events going on at the same time, there appears to be zero coordination between those events. Recently River Roar and Weird Al concert were the same weekend but the parking and other activities overlapped without apparent realization the other event was going on.

This may be an unfair reflection of Vets Park since I do not know how much influence the park has over the events.

On nonevent days, there are many picnic areas, tennis courts, ball diamonds and scenic views. In the winter the hills are great for sledding.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Stitcherjer
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The park has had a few setbacks in recent years. One of the larger play areas for children had to be removed. There are also no Grills for cooking.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ardine B
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