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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.

Spotlight On Seniors" Health & Fitness Expo ~ April 22, 2014. For more information click here to be directed to the Senior page!

Our SPRING/SUMMER brochure is here. Check it out!


To register using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover:
  • Call our office at (616) 656-5270
  • You may register online by clicking here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given if a class/program is canceled by the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department due to low enrollments or conflicts. If you have registered for a program and decide you cannot attend prior to the starting date, you will be issued a refund, less a $5 administration fee. If you cancel after the program has begun and prior to the third scheduled class, you will receive a pro-rated refund less a $5 administration fee. The $5 administration fee will be waived if the participant decides to take a household credit instead of a refund. The above refund procedure does not pertain to Sport Leagues or Team registrations.


Available at:
  • The Kentwood Activities Center located at 355 48th St. SE
  • The Community Room at the Kentwood Public Library
  • Various park shelters
  • Sport fields (for a team practice or game) 

Call us for rental fees & availability at (616) 656-5270 or check out our Rental page with more detailed information.


The Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department and the Kentwood Jaycees have teamed for an exciting campaign to help bring a great 4th of July celebration to Kentwood. We are asking for your support to raise funds for the 4th of July Fireworks and events surrounding the celebration.

· Spectacular Fireworks Show

· 5K Run
· Parade
· All-You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
· Family friendly carnival held throughout evening event
· Music & Entertainment for all ages

Crowd Funding . . .  a different way to raise funds. Crowd funding is a collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money for a specific cause.

If you have a desire to help fund our cause, the 2014 4th of July events, please feel free to donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/lightthespark

For further information, please visit our Special Events tab at the top of this page.



Quick Links


Charlie Ziesemer
CPRP Director
Phone: (616) 656-5279
Email: ziesemerc@ci.kentwood.mi.us

Jason Petersen
Sports Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5274
Email: petersenj@ci.kentwood.mi.us

Lorraine Beloncis
Senior Enrichment/ Community Fitness Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5278
Email: beloncisl@ci.kentwood.mi.us

Valerie Romeo
Lead Program Coordinator/CTRS Inclusion
Phone: (616) 656-5275
Email: romeov@ci.kentwood.mi.us

Jen Keith
Special Events Coordinator
Phone: (616) 656-5272
Email: keithj@ci.kentwood.mi.us

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

Jenna Braun
Administrative Clerk
Phone: (616) 656-5270