"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 Parks & Recreation Family & Youth Programs
The Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department offers events throughout the year for adults, families and children. Programs/events include:
-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; Roselle Park River Festival and The GRAND RIVER RUN 8K, 5K and 2K; "Birds of Prey", "Bats", "Michigan Geology", "Build a Bird Feeder", 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.