With more than 30 parks and programs & events for all ages, Kzoo Parks has something for everyone in our community!

Kzoo Parks, the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Kalamazoo, maintains more than 30 parks and public spaces for community members and Kalamazoo visitors to enjoy. Each has unique charms and together they offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Kzoo Parks also offers many youth programs throughout the year including afterschool programs, tutoring, athletics, sports, field trips, and summer camps. Adults are welcome to join our recreational Volleyball and Softball leagues too!

All community members are invited to all of Kzoo Parks’ events throughout the year, such as the Tree Lighting Ceremony in November, Lunchtime Live! during the summers, and the annual Egg Hunt, Safe Halloween, Candy Cane Hunt, and Winter Jamboree to name a few.

City parks are also available for rent to host parties, picnics, or other special events. If you are interested in hosting a special event at one of Kalamazoo’s city parks, you can learn more here.

The Kzoo Parks Office is located at Mayors’ Riverfront Park at 251 Mill Street.

Friends of Recreation

Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation provides Recreation Program Assistance to city of Kalamazoo youth to support their participation in Kzoo Parks recreation programs. Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation also gathers resources to enhance parks and trails in Kalamazoo.

You can learn more about Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation or make a tax deductible donation to support their mission here.

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Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)

A nine-member advisory board is appointed by the Kalamazoo City Commission to advise the City Manager and the City Commission regarding parks and recreation planning and programming. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:20 p.m. in the Community Room at Mayor’s Riverfront Park, located at 251 Mills Street. Kalamazoo city residents who are interested in serving on PRAB can submit an application with the Kalamazoo City Clerk or online here.

Contact Kzoo Parks

Have a question or comment about one of our parks, programs of events? Or a suggestion on what we could do better or consider offering to the Kalamazoo community? Please let us know using the form below!

Starting Monday, June 7, the Kzoo Parks office at 251 Mills Street will be open to the public from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment on Fridays. To schedule an appointment, community members can call 311 or (269) 337-8000 or email kzooparks@kalamazoocity.org. Social distancing will be required inside the office and masks will be required for individuals that are not vaccinated.

Phone: (269) 337-8191
Fax: (269) 552-6457
251 Mills Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048