Parks & Recreation

Participate in Parks & Recreation Masterplan Update.

As a resident of EGR, Parks & Recreation is seeking your input for the Community Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan, which will be updated over the next several months. Having a robust plan in place will allow the department to apply for grants from 2020-2025 that will help continue the improvement and development of EGR’s parks, natural spaces and recreation opportunities.

Community Information and Updates:

Community Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan - Final Draft 2019

Masterplan timeline and meeting dates

Final Survey Results

Final Survey Comments

The two workshops will be held on June 10 and July 8 in room 102 of the Community Center at 6:30 p.m. and will be round table discussions. A final draft of the plan will be presented for approval at the Parks & Recreation Commission  meeting on Monday, August 12 at 6:00 pm. Public comment will be taken during the meeting. The plan will be available for review and comments  for a minimum of 30 days prior to being presented to the City Commission for adoption.


About the Department


The East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing enrichment, educational and sports programming for all ages – from young children to senior adults – to promote healthy lifestyles, family interaction and a sense of community. Our programs – open to all residents and non-residents – challenge minds and bodies, allowing participants to express their creativity, form new bonds of friendship and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The City has a lively and spirited appreciation of recreation and healthy lifestyles, and as such we offer special events throughout the year, including the Huntington Reeds Lake Run, Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon/Duathlon, Fourth of July Celebration, Sweet Heart Dance and many others.
Parks and Recreation Online Registration Website
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One cannot think of East Grand Rapids without children playing and neighbors walking and ball games, playgrounds and family gatherings in our parks. Today, the City’s public parks encompass more than 159 acres of land, including John Collins Park and Waterfront Park on the shores of Reeds Lake. The City also has several passive natural areas, including Hodenpyl Woods, Remington Park, Steketee Woods and portions of the Manhattan Recreation Area.

The beauty of the City’s parks is anchored by the passionate devotion to active recreation that has energized our community from its very beginning.

Cancellation and Refund Procedures

Online Bill Payment