Register now for Fall Programs!
This fall Ada Parks will be putting on family friendly programs, including a presentation on Monarch Butterflies, our second reading the night sky program with the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, and more! Preregister with the park office to reserve your spot!
Discovery Days for ages 3-5 with parents will be continuing into the fall one Tuesday a month. Find more details in our fall packet.
Adult Programs will also be offered. Softball is currently underway with Coed games Wednesday evenings and Men's Slow Pitch games on Tuesday evenings. The Step It Up! program is also coming to Roselle Park this fall. The program includes guided walks at Roselle Park at various paces and distances. Please preregister with the office.
To find a detailed list of all programs check out our Fall 2018 Parks and Recreation Packet
Ada Parks & Recreation Family & Youth Programs
The Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department offers events throughout the year for adults, families and children.
-children/youth programs with a variety of themes: Ada Village Kids' Garden (spring/summer/fall program for ages 9-12 to learn about vegetable gardening, healthy lifestyles, business, and service); half-day programs (year-round for ages 3-13 with topics from frogs to snowshoeing), and multi-day summer camp adventures for ages 3-13,
-adult/family programs: July 4th Fireworks; Family Day at the Parks; River Clean Up Days; "Monarch Mania", "Batty about Bats", "Creatures of the Night", "Reading the Night sky", Step It Up! walking program, cross country skiing, ice skating, and much more!
Check below for details on upcoming programs.
Please Note: All programs require registration by calling the parks office at (616) 676-0520 or by emailing the Park Director. Please check with the Parks and Recreation Department prior to sending in payment, to ensure that programs are not full.
School Based Programs
Opportunities for PreK-12 schools include guided field trips in the Parks, service learning projects, and rental of park facilities. For details, curriculum, fees if applicable, and scheduling, please contact the Park office.
Boy and Girl Scout Programs
Scout groups are welcome to the resources of Ada Parks and staff to help complete badge requirements, conduct field trips, or rent a facility. Contact the Park office for details, curriculum, fees, and scheduling.
Other Area Programs & Recreation Links
The Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department provides community members with opportunities for the enjoyment of nature and other recreational opportunities. However, there are additional local organizations that serve Ada residents. Below is a list of helpful links:
- T-Ball, Southeast YMCA (Call 616-285-9077)
- Baseball, Thornapple Valley Baseball League www.tvbl.org
- Soccer, American Youth Soccer Organization www.ayso-soccer.com
- Youth Golf, FHPS Community Services www.enjoylearning.com
- Cheer, FHPS Community Services www.enjoylearning.com
- Youth Basketball, FHPS Community Services www.enjoylearning.com
- Swim, FHPS Community Services www.enjoylearning.com
- Children and Nature Network www.childrenandnature.org
Both Forest Hills and Lowell Public Schools offer a wide variety of youth and teen sport camps during the summer. Visit their websites for more information at www.fhps.k12.mi.us and www.lowellschools.com.
The Forest Hills Public Schools Community Services offers classes in computers, languages, exercise, sciences and visual arts for both adult and children. Check out their website for a complete list at www.enjoylearning.com.