This September, Kzoo Parks is participating in the mParks Foundation Love Your Parks Virtual 5K to help raise funds for Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation, which grants scholarships to at-risk youth to support their participation in recreation programs and gathers resources to enhance parks and trails. Participating in the virtual 5K is a great way to get out in your local parks and get active while supporting local parks and recreation.

Participants can complete their 5K (3.1 miles) whenever they want throughout the month and anyway they want including running, walking, biking, swimming, kayaking, etc. Participants will also receive a participant medal, training program via email, and tax-deductible donation letter.


How to Register

Registration is available online at  When registering be sure to select Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation from the list of communities!

Registration Cost

  • Individual: $30 plus processing fee
  • Family (4-8 registrants): $100 plus processing fee

Registration ends on Saturday, August 31, 2019.


How to donate

If you aren’t able to participate in the virtual 5K, but still want to support local parks and recreation, you can make a donation here.


For more information visit:

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