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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 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.

Spring Program Brochure

Check out all of the exciting new special events
programs we have for you in our
2017 Spring 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

The Vibe: A Kentwood Parks & Recreation Gala
Friday, May 19, 6:00pm-10:00pm
L.V. Eberhard Center (301 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
Join us for the second annual celebration and fundraiser to further enhance the parks and recreation programs and amenities within Kentwood. This year’s gala will highlight our Adaptive Water Ski Program, the only one of its kind in the state of Michigan, which offers both lessons and clinics for individuals with disabilities. Featuring keynote speaker, Karin Korb, former two-time U.S. Paralympic athlete. Tickets are $75 per person and available online at www.kentwoodvibe.com or at Kentwood Parks & Recreation offices (355 48th St. SE).


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

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

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