Plenty to do this weekend in Ann Arbor parks

Swim or Canoe/Kayak with Us
The weather is picture perfect. Join us poolside at Buhr, Fuller or Veterans Memorial Park Pools today. You can now buy a season swim pass at half-off. Visit our website for our pool locations and hours. You can also spend the day on the Huron River canoeing or kayaking with us. We also offer tubes, stand-up paddleboards, rafts and more. For details about Argo Canoe Livery and Argo Cascades as well as Gallup Park Canoe Livery click here.

A busy weekend and week at the market
Shop local at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sweet corn and peaches are here, along with tomatoes and summer veggies. Wednesday, Aug. 7 is our monthly food truck rally, 5-8, to followed by an outdoor movie “Flicks on Bricks” starting at sunset. To celebrate our 100th year, the AA Public Library is hosting an exhibit about the market’s history, that includes our story from the past 100 years plus lots of old photos. The exhibit will be featured at the downtown library now through Aug. 30. We’ll also celebrate with a “birthday bash” on Saturday, Aug. 17 – more details on our website

Natural Area Preservation Stewardship Workday
Saturday, Aug. 3, Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area, 1-4 p.m. Japanese hedge parsley is one of the newer species to invade Washtenaw County and it’s threatening this high quality area. Assist us in pulling these plants and protecting the native habitat. Meet at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Dhu Varren Road. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Free Concert in the Park
Dan Hall happily shares his love for songwriting drawing audiences of all ages into his infectious muse. This is a sing-a-long friendly show. Sunday, Aug. 4, 3-4:30 p.m. outdoors at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave.

We’re hiring
We have a variety of jobs posted in the Ann Arbor parks including ice skating instructor, Zamboni driver, canoe livery attendant, recreation facility staff and more! To view the entire list of jobs visit our website and apply online today – it’s that easy!

Skatepark Maintenance Work Scheduled
The Ann Arbor Skatepark will be undergoing maintenance improvements the week of Aug. 5-9. There will be areas of the park that should remain skateable throughout the process. Thank you for understanding.

Register for the Match Play Golf Championship
Presented by Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation and Miles of Golf is the kick-off weekend to the 2019 Match Play Championship (stroke play qualifier), Aug. 24-25 at Leslie Park Golf Course. Two divisions include an open from the black tees for 16 golfers and a senior division (50+) from the blue tees for 16 golfers both to quality for the Sunday, Aug. 25 round. $50 fee includes entry into the event, walking greens fees for 18-hole qualifier and 18-hole Sunday round, plus a walking greens fee for all future qualified matches. Sign up in person at Leslie Park Golf Course or onlineSee attached flyer.

* Qualifying stroke play round. Saturday Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m. Shotgun start.
* First Head-to-Head matches. Sunday, Aug. 25, Assorted tee time possibilities.

Elite 8 matches: Must be completed by Saturday, Sept. 7
Semifinal matches: Must be completed by Saturday, Sept. 21
Final: Must be completed by Sunday Oct. 5

Splash Day Countdown!
GIVE 365 will be hosting a fun filled, Splash Day to celebrate all things sustainable, eco-friendly and environmentally awesome at Fuller Park Pool, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m. Join us for a recycling of favorite games, earth friendly crafting and plenty of clean water to splash about in. Regular admission rates apply (activities and fun are included)! Ongoing activities: Deck Games, Ping Pong, Volleyball and more! 2 p.m. Earth Heroes! Pool Game; 2:15 p.m. Lily Pad Rescue; 2:30 p.m. Sink or Float; 2:45 p.m. Craft with the Ecology Center – Make a Flying Fish Craft!; 3 p.m Log Rolling; 3:20 p.m. Ready, Set, Recycle!; 3:40 p.m. Watermelon seed-spitting contest. For inclement weather, call Fuller Pool for updates 734.794.6234.

Rental Opportunities for Special Events/Meetings
Looking for a local spot to host a baby shower, birthday or service club meeting? The Ann Arbor Senior Center is a great venue! Call 734.794.6250 or visit 1320 Baldwin Ave.

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