Frequently Asked Questions

Parks Millage Updates

Multigenerational Community Center

Where will the community center be located?
The new community center will be located near the City Hall campus on Walma Avenue behind Fire Station 1 and across from the Kentwood Justice Center.
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When will the community center open?
We anticipate the community center will open to the public in late 2025. This is subject to change based on construction schedules, supply chain circumstances, etc.
When will construction start?
At this time, we expect construction to begin in September 2024. This is subject to change based on weather, economic factors, supply chain circumstances, etc.
What amenities will the community center offer?
We are working on finalizing the building’s amenities and are seeking community feedback on them. To share your thoughts, please take our architect’s survey by Dec. 31. 
Will there be a membership fee?
At this time, we anticipate there will be a membership system in place for the community center. More details will be available as we get closer to opening the building.
What will happen to the current Parks and Recreation building on 48th Street?
The current Parks and Recreation building will continue to be used for recreation activities and office space.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
The community center will offer sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorships, please contact our Parks and Recreation Department at or 616.656.5270.