Parks & Recreation

Summer Youth Programs and Kids' Garden registration is open!

Nine weeks of summer youth programs will start June 13 and continue through August 17. Three-day camp adventures for ages 6-13 are offered as well as half-day programs for ages 3-13. 

The Ada Kids’ Garden program meets Tuesdays from April through September. Kids, ages 9-12, will learn good gardening techniques, and get their hands dirty as they plant and weed their own garden and then sell their produce at the Ada Farmers Market. Gardeners can also receive their 4-H Junior Master Gardener (JMG) certification through a partnership with the MSU County Extension!

Click here for 2017 Summer BrochureSummer Youth Programs Registration Packet and the Ada Village Kids' Garden Registration Packet.


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.

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.

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Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Plan 2017

Ada Township has adopted a new 5-year plan to guide its parks, recreation and land preservation program. Thanks to everyone who provided valuable input regarding our community's parks, trails, and recreation facilities. Check here for a copy of the draft 2017 Ada Township Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Plan.

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.