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Parks and Recreation

Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

The Recreation Department is responsible for the coordination of recreational and sports activities for many groups within the City of Kentwood. The Recreation Department is also responsible for growth and development of many of our beautiful parks.
Mission Statement:
The Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department is an essential service established to improve the overall quality of life for all of Kentwood. 

New Online Registration!

Now it's easier than ever to register for Kentwood Parks & Recreation programs online! Click the button below to get started.

Need to setup an account? Click here for instructions.

Winter Program Brochure

Check out all of the exciting new special events
programs we have for you in our
2017 Winter Program Brochure!


Upcoming Events

50th Anniversary Kick Off
Monday, February 27, 6-8pm
Bowen Elementary (4483 Kalamazoo Ave. SE)

The City of Kentwood held its first Commission Meeting at Bowen Elementary in 1967. To kick off the anniversary celebration, we're going back to where it all started. Join us for an informal City Commission Meeting.


Taste of Kentwood
Thursday, March 2, 4:30-6pm and 6:30-8pm
Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St. SE)

Join us for the 16th annual Taste of Kentwood. Sample food from sixteen restaurants. You won't want to miss this evening of food and fun at the Kentwood Activities Center. Two sessions: 4:30-6:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Kids 5 and under are free.


 Kentwood's Got Talent - 1st Round Auditions
Thursday, March 9, 6-8pm
Kentwood Library Community Room (4950 Breton SE)
Got talent? The City of Kentwood is looking for the best performers in the area to show off their skills at our Talent Show Competition this summer! Are you a singer, dancer or comedian? Do you play an instrument, perform magic, or have other talents? We want to see it! Register by March 3; first round auditions are March 9. Click here for application & rules, or go online: http://tinyurl.com/kentwoodsgottalent

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Valerie Romeo CTRS
Parks & Recreation Director
Phone: (616) 656-5275

Lorraine Beloncis
Assistant Parks 
& Recreation Director
Phone: (616) 656-5278

Denise Dawson CPSI
Parks Programs Administrator
Phone: (616) 656-5323

Laura Barbrick
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5272

Katelyn Bush CTRS
Recreation Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5279

Spencer McKellar
Recreation Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5274

Keni Jo Hudenko
Office Specialist
Phone: (616) 656-5271

Jill Rau
Office Assistant
Phone: (616) 656-5277