Untangle the lights and find the extension cords! Enter our 3rd annual holiday light display contest for the chance to win cash prizes for the top 3 entries, generously sponsored by Community West Credit Union! Residents interested in participating can register and submit photos of your display at bit.ly/HolidayLightContest now through December 14. The City will post the photos on its social media platforms, where community members can vote for their favorite display. Voting will take place Dec. 15-20 on the City’s Facebook pages – City of Kentwood and City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department.
Join us at a our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event takes place in front of the Kentwood Library starting with the holiday light parade. There will also be reindeer, take-home crafts for kids, holiday music, and of course a visit from Santa! We will be accepting non-perishable food donations for our Little Free Pantry to help us through the winter season.
Come to the second annual Adaptive Recreation Expo at the Kentwood Activities Center! Explore the products, services, and activities available for individuals of all abilities. Admission is free and open to the general public.
Our Winter Concert Series returns with music from Kody Bryant (1/18), Myra Maimoh with Motherland House Concerts (2/15), and Whorled (3/7). Concerts take place inside the Community Room at the Kentwood Library at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcomed to bring their own beer, wine, or beverage to enjoy at the show. Each concert will also have a food truck outside. Get out of the house and join us at the Kentwood Library for winter evening fun!
Join us for our fat tire relay race at Covenant Park! Bikers will ride a 2-mile loop for 90-minutes in either 2-person or 4-person teams. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest teams in each group that complete the most number of laps. Race will conclude with an after party and awards ceremony at Railtown Brewing Company.
Cost$30 until 12/22, $35 per person from 12/23-1/19, $40 day of race
Rumor has it the Yeti has been spotted once again! This time he's been seen at Covenant Park with two other friends! Kids and families are invited to join us for our Flashlight Yeti Hunt on Friday, January 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grab a flashlight and search for clues along a 1-mile walking path and see if you can find the Yeti! At the end of your hunt, be sure to stop inside the clubhouse for warm drinks, light refreshments, and a photo opportunity with the Yeti! Cost is $7 per family. Sign up now at https://bit.ly/KentwoodYetiHunt or call 616.656.5270.
Get the family out of the house and check out this fun nine-hole disc golf course at Covenant Park! No cost to participate but you must bring your own discs. Restrooms will be available in the clubhouse.
Kids are invited to bring their dads, moms, grandparents, or other relative as their guest to our Fairy Tale Formal! This magical and mystical evening will be full of dancing, crafts, activities, snacks, refreshments, and a photo booth! Be on the lookout for unicorns, mermaids, dragons, and fairies! This event is very popular; all attendees MUST pre-register and pay ahead of time. Cost is $10 per person.
This race will get you outside to enjoy a combination of trails and roads in Kentwood. Race will begin and end at the Kentwood Library (4950 Breton Rd SE). This course is great for first-time runners or walkers but will also provide a challenge to more experienced runners. This race is perfect for running with your sweet heart, soul mate, BFF or to meet someone new! Kids and families are welcome. The fastest runners will be awarded after the event. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Valentine themed costumes but it's not required. Runners will receive a long sleeve shirt and other goodies in their participant packets.
Cost$30 per person until 1/19, $35 per person from 1/20-2/09, $40 per person on race day 2/10
We're partnering with Great Lakes Disc to bring you another doubles disc golf tournament and food drive! Bring your own partner for this best shot doubles tournament. All funds raised and all food items donated will go to the Little Free Pantry.
Cost$25 per person or $50 per team + canned food donation
Join the City of Kentwood on Saturday, Feb. 24 for a Unity Walk to honor Black History Month and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Residents are invited to gather at the food court at Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE, at 11 a.m. for a walk, which will end in front of Von Maur at 11:30 a.m.
Explore the newly updated Jaycee Park during this fun Shamrock Hunt! Get outside and check it out March 13-23 to see if you can spot the 12 shamrocks hidden throughout the park. Take a selfie with a shamrock, share on Facebook, and use the hashtag #KentwoodShamrockHunt or email your picture to eRecreation@kentwood.us to be entered to win a fun prize!
Kentwood Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Mary Free Bed to offer the Mary Free Bed Prosthetics Limb Loss Awareness 5k on Saturday, April 27! This family friendly event is designed to be a fundraiser for Kentwood Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive Recreation Programs. All profits will be channeled towards improving and offering more programs for people with physical disabilities. All abilities are welcome to participate! Race will start and end at Veterans Memorial Park, 355 48th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49548. We will also be having a kid’s 1 miles fun run! Kids will receive a t-shirt and ribbon.
Cost$30 per person thru 3/29, $35 per person from 3/30-4/26, $40 per person on race day 4/27