city of Kalamazoo

"Home of the Kalamazoo Promise"

Parks and Recreation


Great Parks, Great Experiences!


The Department of Parks and Recreation serves as a vital and integral part of the Kalamazoo Community. The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to create a community of neighborhoods where people live, work, and play. We accomplish this by being good stewards of the environment, providing dynamic parks, trails and recreation programs for all citizens and by promoting youth development initiatives in support of healthy families.


Bronson Park Master Plan Process

The City of Kalamazoo has engaged the consulting firm of O'Boyle, Cowell, Blalock & Associates to complete a historic evaluation, provide rehabilitation & maintenance recommendations, and assemble a master plan for improvements to Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. This process is currently ongoing and more information may be found here


Bronson Park Master Plan Interview with Sean Fletcher





 MilhamParkActivityGuide    2015 Winter/Spring Family Fun Guide - Click on Image

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 Upcoming Special Events

Egg Hunt

Where:     Homer Stryker Field, 251 Mills Street

When:      Saturday, April 4, 2015

                 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 



Bicycle Paths and other information

Kalamazoo is working to make itself more Bike Friendly.  For more information check out this website.

 Michigan DNR Passport

Michigan's Recreation Passport to State Parks and So Much More! By purchasing the Recreation Passport when you renew your license plate registration, you'll experience state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized trails, boat launches and hundreds of Passport Perks shopping discounts from around the state. You'll also support historic and cultural sites in state parks and grants for neighborhood parks. Click on the link above for more information on how to obtain your Michigan Passport.



Mayors' Riverfront Park
251 Mills Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048-2434
Phone: 269-337-8191
Fax: 269-552-6457