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.
The Kzoo Parks Office is located at Mayors’ Riverfront Park at 251 Mill Street.
Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation supports the City of Kalamazoo’s recreational programs and helps to improve its parks by granting scholarships to at-risk youth to support their participation in recreation programs gathering resources to enhance the parks and trails.
You can learn more about Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation or make a tax deductible donation to support their mission here.
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! Our office is currently open by appointment only. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or request service or appointment by calling 311 (or 337-8000 from outside the city limits).