Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation
Restrooms, playgrounds, courts and drinking fountains closed at all Ada Township Parks
Following COVID-19 safety protocols, we have closed the restroom facilities, playgrounds and drinking fountains in all Ada Township Parks. The pickleball courts, tennis courts and basketball court at Ada Township Park are now closed. Please plan visits accordingly. The grounds and trails will remain open for public access. Please no group activities and practice your 6’ social distancing. For more information Click Here
Public Comment Invited on Alternative Concept Plans for Leonard Field Park
Ada Township is currently preparing a Master Plan for Leonard Field Park, to guide future improvements to the facilities at the Park. Based on input received at the January 18 public workshop held at the Covered Bridge, 3 alternative concept plans have been prepared and are offered for public review and input. Click on the links below to download and review the alternative concept plans.
Given the current limitations on holding public gatherings, we are using Internet-based tools to solicit public input on these alternative concept plans.
We encourage you to review the graphics and text descriptions of each plan option, and provide your feedback on the alternative concept plans and their components using an online survey, by clicking on the link below. Alternatively, you may provide input by emailing Parks Director Mark Fitzpatrick at:
Click below to open the survey.
Ada's Department of Parks & Recreation offers:
- Parks and Open Spaces to explore
- Trail Systems to hike, bike and paddle
- Recreation Programs for all ages
- Softball registrations, schedule and stats
- Facility Rentals for public and private events
- Ways to Get Involved with the parks
Check here for Park Rules and Regulations
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.
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 2017 Ada Township Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Plan.
At Home Outdoor Education and Recreation Activities for Kids
Backyard Learning Crusade: The Outdoor Discovery Center brings you engaging backyard activities with topics including bird observation, what’s beneath your feet, and springtime changes! Included are activity packages sorted by grade level.
Shelter in Place Environmental Activity Calendar: Craft and play your way through the month of April as you engage in a new environment-focused activity every day of the month!
National Geographic Kids: Articles, videos and games on tons of animal types and other fun topics! Suggested grades PK-5 .
San Diego Zoo Kids: Facts and videos about all the animals at the San Diego Zoo! There are also craft activities and games available. Suggested grades PK-5.
Grand Rapids Public Museum at Home: Engage in a live stream video showcasing a 10-month old sturgeon, learn how to curate your own collections, and unlock the secrets to ancient civilizations with Virtual Discovery Kits!Scholastic Learn at Home: Day by day set up to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. Also be sure to check out the Play Starters, simple ideas for play with a purpose!