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Kentwood City Hall Closed for Special Luncheon | 12/13/2017
Kentwood City Hall will be closed Dec. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. for our Annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. 

We will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thank you!


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 12/5/2017
Our Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony is slated for Friday, Dec. 8. Join us for a light parade, tree lighting, hay rides and music. There will also be cookies and hot chocolate to warm you up. 

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a Holiday Light Parade from 52nd Street, down Breton, ending at City Hall. We'll light the tree at 6:30 p.m. followed by photos with Santa and a performance from the East Kentwood High Jazz Ensemble. 

Back by popular demand is the Elves Express Gift Shop, featuring gifts starting at $2. The gift shop will be in the Library Community Room.  

We look forward to seeing you there to start the holiday season! 


Kentwood Activities Center Gets Makeover! | 12/5/2017
The Kentwood Activities Center at 355 48th St. SE will be closed for renovations from Dec. 7 to March 2, 2018.
 
During this time, scheduled programs will move to alternate locations, and staff will be relocated to Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton Ave. SE.
 
The renovation will include a new heating-cooling system, updated and expanded restrooms, updated sound system for the gymnasium and a certified commercial teaching kitchen. The teaching kitchen will provide expanded educational opportunities for the community. When not being used for instruction, it will be made available to caterers and other food business entrepreneurs. The renovation is the largest in more than 30 years for the building, which is one of the City’s oldest facilities.
 
The project is estimated at $838,000, and made possible through a federal grant program called the Community Development Block Grant. The grant receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and distributed through Kent County.
 
The Design/Build project is being constructed and designed by CD Barnes Construction and Hooker DeJong.
 
A grand reopening of the Kentwood Activities Center is planned for March 2018. For questions regarding the construction or relocation of recreation programs, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 616.656.5270 or stop by the front desk at Kentwood City Hall.


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