Fave West Michigan Parks and Rec Programs for Kids

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Where Kids can Explore Their Interests for a Great Price

Parks and Rec programs are great places for kids to try out extracurriculars. It’s where you can learn a sport, take an art class or get CPR certification.

And did you know that you don’t have to be a resident to take a city’s Parks and Rec class? These programs are open to anyone, so if your neighboring town has the perfect class for your kid, you can sign them up!

Here are West Michigan’s top parks and rec programs.

Want even more sports and extracurriculars ideas? Check out this big directory of sports for kids.

Classes for Kids in Grand Rapids and Beyond

Community Centers, Parks and Recreation Departments, and Resource Centers offer a multitude of classes and opportunities for kids to get involved in their own community or learn from another.

Byron Township RecreationArt, Babysitting, Gymnastics, Open gym for toddlers, Lacrosse, Tae Kwon Do, Ballet and Tap, Speed and Agility, Little League, Archery, Theatre Camp, and various sports camps.
Caledonia Resource CenterCheerleading, Self Defense, Youth Theatre, Babysitting, Chess Club, Private music lessons, Art, Fencing, Basketball, Toddler Dance, Kids Yoga, Pound, Knitting and Crochet, and various sports camps.
East Grand Rapids Parks & RecArt, Dance, Fencing, Cheerleading, Music, Youth Yoga, Self Defense, Basketball, Lacrosse, Football, Tennis, and various sports camps.
Forest Hills Community EnrichmentBaking and Cooking, Self Defense, Bricks 4 Kidz, Dance, Ultimate Frisbee, Sewing, Swim, Fencing, Babysitting, and various sports camps.
Grand Rapids Parks and RecreationSoccer, T-Ball/Baseball, Golf, Dance, Bricks 4 Kidz, Robotics, and Swim.
Grandville Community EducationBabysitting, Boater Safety, Bricks 4 Kidz, Drawing/Illustration, Fencing, Karate, Robotics/Virtual Reality, Roller Skating, Self Defense, Yoga, Basketball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, and Running Club.
Hudsonville Community Education Basketball, Cookie Decorating, Gymnastics, Ninja, Cheerleading, Rollerblading, Bricks 4 Kidz, Tae Kwon Do, Swim, and Virtual Reality.
Jenison Community Education Basketball, Aquatics, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Strength and Conditioning, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, and various sports camps.
Kentwood Recreation DeptSwim, Cooking, Basketball, Soccer, Fencing, Breakdancing, Art, Tennis, Disc Golf, Babysitting, T-Ball, and Dance.
Rockford Community EducationBasketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Dance, Rugby, Hockey, Little League, Swim Team, Football, Yoga, Soccer, Golf, Virtual Reality, Cheerleading, Sewing, Art, Lacrosse, Fencing, Tae Kwon Do, Babysitting, Music Lessons, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Wyoming Parks and RecreationArt, Dance, Sewing, Babysitting, Tae Kwon Do, Soccer, Fencing, Gymnastics, Flag Football, and Swim.
YMCA of Greater Grand RapidsDance, Cooking, Gardening, Fitness, Archery, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Martial Arts, Soccer, Sports Sampler, T-Ball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Swim and various sports camps and clinics.


1 thought on “Fave West Michigan Parks and Rec Programs for Kids”

  1. Gretchen Zuiderveen

    Hello, Kimberly,
    I’m one of a group of volunteers walking beside a family of Afghani refugees, and am looking into summer programs for kids 5, 6, and 10. The family lives on Eastern, SE, near Congress El. School. Will there be summer programs in a park near them?
    Thank you,
    Gretchen Zuiderveen

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