AUGUST 2022 UPDATE:
City of Kentwood voters have approved a permanent dedicated millage to improve the City’s parks, trails and recreational facilities and programming. This millage will provide dedicated funding for needed repairs today and improvements, operations and maintenance of these invaluable amenities and services for generations to come.
Updates on the construction process will be shared on the City’s website, social media pages and monthly eNewsletter.
MILLAGE proposal FOR PARK, TRAIL AND RECREATIONAL IMPROVEMENTSThe Kentwood City Commission has approved a ballot proposal for the August 2022 election that, if approved, would provide a sustainable funding source to build, operate and maintain a series of needed park, trail and recreational improvements.
On Aug. 2, Kentwood voters will consider a permanent dedicated millage of 1 mill that, if approved, would be used to:
- Improve all trails and parks in Kentwood.
- Construct a new multigenerational community recreation center and park amenities on the City campus, transforming the area around City Hall into a community gathering space.
- Expand and enhance recreational programming for all ages.
The millage proposal was recommended by parks advisory committees that included residents and other stakeholders, as well as extensive community engagement and an in-depth review of the City’s current parks, trails and programming, its projected growth and community needs.
Read our article about the millage proposal.
Learn about the millage proposal and investment plan with this summary document.
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The summary document is also available in multiple languages:
Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the millage proposal.
Learn how we got here with this timeline outlining planning and community engagement efforts that led up to the millage proposal: