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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. 


Sign up for our programs online!

We need you!

Kentwood Parks & Recreation also hires seasonal staff and coaches throughout the year. For a list of current employment opportunities, click here.

We frequently need volunteers for various recreation programs and special events. For more information about volunteering opportunities, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (616) 656-5270.

Fall Program Brochure

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


New Early Bird Discount!
Register early and save! Enroll by the date next to the little bird and save money! Early bird rates are for both residents and non-residents. Not available for all programs. 

Upcoming Events

Ugly Sweater Cross Country 5k
Saturday, November 18, 12:00pm start
Stormy Creek Golf Course, 3450 36th St. SE

Lace up your running shoes and grab the ugliest sweater you can find and join us for the first annual Ugly Sweater Cross Country 5K! Taking place at Stormy Creek Golf Course, participants will get to explore a fun, curvy, cross country course. Vote for the ugliest sweater! Awards for runners and best dressed. Cost is $25 to participate. Rate increases to $30 on October 1; increases to $35 on November 1. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandRapids/KentwoodUglySweater5K.




Quick Links


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

Lori  Gresnick
Recreation Program Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5317

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

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