Sean Fletcher, Director Parks and Recreation Department
Denise Siegel, Recreation Manager
Mark Polega, Parks Manager
2013 MI Big Green Gym Blues Community Challenge.
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.
Pre-registration is required. If you have questions please call 269-337-8191.
The Parks & Recreation Department oversees thirty-six parks and tot-lot playgrounds, including Bronson Park and the Kalamazoo Farmer's Market on Bank Street; manages the protection of physical and natural assets in the City; and provides recreation and leisure programs for youth, adults, senior citizens, and citizens with disabilities. All programs are open to anyone who wishes to participate, regardless of the challenges they face.
Parks Updates and Information
For scheduling of events in the parks, call (269) 337-8191.
View the City of Kalamazoo's Spring Valley Park's Natural Features Inventory completed by Martinus & Associates in 2004.
View the City of Kalamazoo's Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
"The healthiest urban communities are ones that provide services including quality parks, accessibility and connectivity....which includes our canine family members." Frances Jewell, Former Director of Parks and Recreation and canine owner.
Fairmount Dog Park is now open. Come on in and register your dog right away. Please bring a copy of your dogs updated shot records and purchase your fob key. The park is located at 1108 North Prairie St.
"Welcome to the barking lot where all dogs come to be herd"
slogan by: Ferdinand Hintze & Pam Boner
The fenced in park features:
dog waste stations
people/pet drinking fountains
a small dog area
There is a small membership fee for the park and guidelines for its use. The city is seeking donations, for more information on how to "Buy a Brick," contact our office at 337-8191 or click here for an order form.
Click here for the Dog Park guidelines.
Click here for the rules of the dog park.