Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation

Parks & Recreation Department Mission:

To provide all community members with diverse recreational opportunities including access to premier natural, historical and cultural areas that enhance our quality of life and inspire the preservation of nature.


Ada Township contains over 1,000 acres of public land available for recreational pursuits. The community's outstanding natural features have resulted in a number of regional recreational facilities being located in the area, including a large Kent County park and extensive State Game Area lands. In addition, Ada Township has four community parks operated by the township government and several school facilities available to the public.

Check out our newest Spring 2023 newsletter HERE!

Online Program Registration and Rental Reservations

Program registration and rental reservations can now be made by utilizing our online recreation system. A free account must first be created which will then provide you with the opportunity to register for various programs, as well as submitting requests for renting facilities. Payments can be made through your online account via credit/debit card.

Sign up from your web browser here - Create an Account or, download the app from your mobile device APPLE / ANDROID.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns: / (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.