Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation

Now Hiring

Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for a full-time Recreation Program Coordinator, seasonal workers for parks, trails and softball programs and for umpires. Please contact the Park Office for details at 616-676-0520. Job descriptions can be found on the Job Postings page on this web site:

Public Notice

Ada Township Parks Plan Draft Available for Public Review

A draft of Ada Township’s updated Community Parks and Recreation Plan will be available for public review and comment December 20, 2021 through January 20, 2022. The new Community Parks and Recreation Plan is a guide to park and recreation development over the next 5 years.

The main section of the “plan” has drafts of the goals, objections and actions plans aimed at guiding our future activities and improvements. The appendices have support information used for developing the plan. The review the plan, Click Here.

A copy of the plan will also be available for public view during regular business hours at the Ada Township Hall Clerks Office located at 7330 Thornapple River Drive, Ada, 49301.

All comments are welcome and should be sent to the Ada Parks Director via email at or by phone at 616-676-0520. Comments should be submitted by January 20.

New Online Registration and Reservation System available

Ada Township Parks & Recreation is working through a new an online registration system. In addition to making reservations through phone calls, emails, or walk-in, this new system allows for online program registrations and facility reservations. It will also allow for payments with a credit card.

To get started, you must first set up an account, then you can start with making reservations. Please click here to get started: Create an Account.

If you have questions, or need assistance with our online registrations contact us at (616) 676-0520.

Ada's Department of Parks & Recreation offers:

Check here for Park Rules and Regulations

Opportunities for Donations, Memorial Gifts and Annual Giving

Donations help sustain our operations and enhance our ability for improvement project and recreation programs. Note that as a government entity, donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made now or pledged for a future date. Make checks payable to Ada Township and note purpose in the “memo”.

A “Donor Form” is available by clicking: Ada Township Parks Donor Form

Current opportunities include:

*General donations targeted to a specific purpose or for general operations are always welcome.

*For Leonard Field Park, for upgrades to the two river overlook decks, river access area, softball field fencing and scoreboard.

*For Roselle Park, current donations are being accepted for tree to be planted in 2022, picnic tables and benches. Future amenities will include will a new open-air Shelter, accessible picnic tables and a playground structure.

*For Legacy Park, amenities including Engraved Pavers, park benches, and sound system for the Pavilion

Millage Information

The Parks, Recreation and Land Preservation Program is supported in part with funds from the Ada Township Parks Millages and the Parks and Land Preservation Millage. In August 2016 Ada township residents voted "Yes" to renew and combine these two millages into one Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Program millage.

More information on Millage

FAQ's about Millage

Important Links:

Ada Township Parks Accessibility Assessment

Ada Township 2018 Recreation Needs Assessment – Final Report with Appendix.pdf

New Master Plan for Leonard Field Park

Leonard field master plan the link to the plan:

Contact the Park office at 616-676-0520 for more details, updates, and funding opportunities.