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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. 

Spring & Summer Program Brochure

Check out all of the new and exciting special events and
programs we have for you in our Spring & Summer 2015
Leisure Times Brochure!


Register On-Line Here!



Chili Cook Off - Cancelled!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 

Knights Of Columbus

We are sad to announce that we have cancelled our Chili Cook-Off event for this Saturday, April 25, 2015!  Please look for this event again in the Fall!
For further information, please call the Kentwood Parks & Recreation Department at (616) 656-5270.

Diaper Drive

May 6, July 1, November 4
Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm

We need your help to make sure infants and toddlers in Kent County
aren't going without one of their most basic needs, diapers!
Drop off diapers (any size) at the Kentwood Fire Department (4775 Walma)
or the Kentwood Parks & Recreation Department (355-48th St).


Spotlight On Seniors
Health Expo

Thank you for attending the 16th Annual "Spotlight On Seniors" Health Expo on Tuesday, April 21, 2015!   We hope you enjoyed visiting with our 65 vendors, took advantage of the many health screenings that were offered and maybe even won a doorprize! 
A special thank you to our wonderful event sponsors... 

Gold Sponsors: 
American House, Elmcroft Senior Living, Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Directors and Miracle Ear.

Silver Sponsors:
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, HearUSA, Hospice Of Holland and Stroo Funeral Home.






Quick Links


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

Lorraine Beloncis
Assistant to The Director
Phone: (616) 656-5278

Denise Dawson
Parks, Trails & Grant Administrator
Phone: (616) 656-5323

Jen Keith
Recreation Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5272

Tarrance Price
Recreation Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5274

Lauren Macke CTRS
Recreation Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5279

Keni Jo Hudenko
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (616) 656-5271

Jill Rau
Administrative Clerk
Phone: (616) 656-5277