Veterans Memorial Park, Bay City

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Veterans Memorial Park is the central park of Bay County, Michigan. The park, approximately, is located along the west bank of the Saginaw River in Bay City, Michigan, United States. Across the river is another city park, Wenonah Park.
Veterans Memorial Park includes many features, including a public marina, sports field, an arboretum, an exercise track, a memorial to war veterans, and a Riverwalk that runs the length of the park and beyond.
Liberty Harbor MarinaLiberty Harbor Marina is a public marina in Veterans Memorial Park located north of Veterans Memorial Bridge. It is certified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and includes 99 berths, a concession stand, and a parking lot.
Kantzler Memorial ArboretumKantzler Memorial Arboretum is an arboretum located in a plaza landscaped with plants maintained by civic and private organizations around the area. It is located along the Saginaw River near the Community Center.
Along the north-side of the arboretum is a inlet once used for ship building, known as the Davidson Dry Dock. Over the mouth of the dry dock is a footbridge that joins with the Riverwalk.
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  • This is a beautiful park on Bay City's western shore, overlooking the Saginaw River. There is parking, access to the river - walk, and great views of the river and its traffic. It's a great place to r...  more »
  • This is a great place to watch the river, take a walk, play some ball, have a picnic, attend an event (fireworks on the 4th), and so forth. It's on the riverwalk so provides a convenient place to park...  more »
  • If you bike or walk the Riverwalk path you are sure to come across the Veterans Memorial Park. There are a few areas to host large family picnics. But unless you have paid for one of the covered picni...  more »
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  • The potential is there for this carnival to pretty cool for the kids. However every port-a-potty is placed in a flooded area with no easy access besides walking through 5 inches of water. There is no labeled exit and they point give you an entry ticket proving you paid to access the park and to park your vehicle, so you have to argue with volunteers that you already paid. Poor planning and partly mother nature caused this event to be really not worth spend money. Maybe next year it will be better
  • Took grandson to the Tall Ships. Hottest day of the year! Breeze from the river and the shade tents helped a lot. Park was maintained and ran well. Fun day aside for the heat!
  • Was there for the Tall Ships festival. Very well run, shuttles to both sides of the River, had a great time! Enjoyed local eateries too😁
  • The ships were fun to walk on. The crews were knowledgeable. The music was so much fun. My toes were tapping and hands a clapping.
  • We enjoyed looking at the ⛵ boats on the water. The carnival was nice. And the fireworks was awesome to see you.
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