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Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to help Kalamazoo youth participate in recreation programs. Program assistance can be used for up to 75% of a program's total cost up to a maximum of $600 per year, per child. 

Applications are valid from January 1 through December 31 and must be renewed every year.

Online

Step 1.Apply through Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation

Visit www.friendsofrec.org/apply to learn about program assistance, what's covered, who's eligible, and what the benefits are. 

Step 2.Submit an Application Online 

Complete the online application at www.friendsofrec.org/apply. The application will ask for information about your household, parents or guardians, and any children that are applying. 

You will need to upload a copy of your driver's license to verify proof of City of Kalamazoo residency. 

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Step 3.Application Processing

Please allow up to four days for processing. You will be contacted after your application has been processed by telephone or to the email provided on the application. Program assistance is granted based on financial need and the available funding of the program.

Step 4.Register for Programs

To register using financial assistance, please visit the Kzoo Parks office at 251 Mills Street. Unfortunately, we are not able to process registrations using program assistance online. 

 

By Mail

Step 1.Apply through Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation

Visit www.friendsofrec.org/apply to learn about program assistance, what's covered, who's eligible, and what the benefits are. 

Step 2.Submit an Application 

Download and complete the PDF application at www.friendsofrec.org/apply. The application will ask for information about your household, parents or guardians, and any children that are applying. 

You will need to include proof of City of Kalamazoo residency with your application. 

Download the PDF Application

Step 3.Mail Your Application

Send your completed application to:

Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation
PO Box 3532
Kalamazoo, MI 49003

Step 4.Application Processing

Please allow up to four days for processing. You will be contacted after your application has been processed by telephone or to the email provided on the application. Program assistance is granted based on financial need and the available funding of the program.

Step 5.Register for Programs

To register using financial assistance, please visit the Kzoo Parks office at 251 Mills Street. Unfortunately, we are not able to process registrations using program assistance online. 

In Person

Step 1.Visit the Kzoo Parks Office

Visit the Kzoo Parks office at Mayors' Riverfront Park (251 Mills Street) during business hours.  

Step 2.Submit an Application 

You can complete a paper application while you're in the office and give it to our staff for processing. 

Step 3.Application Processing

Please allow up to four days for processing. You will be contacted after your application has been processed by telephone or to the email provided on the application. Program assistance is granted based on financial need and the available funding of the program.

Step 4.Register for Programs

To register using financial assistance, please visit the Kzoo Parks office at 251 Mills Street. Unfortunately, we are not able to process registrations using program assistance online. 

By Phone

We are happy to answer questions about Program Assistance, but our team cannot accept or process applications over the phone. 

If you have questions about Program Assistance or would like us to mail you an application, please call 311 or (269) 337-8000 for help.