Kentwood to Unveil Beach Volleyball and Outdoor Football Bowling Courts

City of Kentwood to Unveil Beach Volleyball and Outdoor Football bowling Courts
Grand Opening with Ribbon-Cutting Set for June 21

The City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department is adding beach volleyball and outdoor football bowling to its portfolio of sports offerings this summer.

The City will unveil its four competition-grade beach volleyball courts and a set of outdoor football bowling lanes at 5068 Breton Ave. SE near the Kentwood Department of Public Works facility on Friday, June 21. Beginning at 6 p.m., the grand opening event will include music, a food truck and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We have experienced a growing need for additional beach volleyball courts within the community and are excited to grow our recreational offerings,” said Val Romeo, director of Kentwood Parks and Recreation. “We are proud to offer new high-quality sand courts right here in Kentwood. We are also excited to include football bowling – an activity that’s growing in popularity.”

Following the ribbon-cutting, athletes will jump right in to compete with teams of four in a co-ed volleyball tournament. Participating teams can pre-register online for $25. Day-of registration costs $35. All teams are also encouraged to bring a canned good donation to benefit Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry.

The Parks and Recreation Department plans to have football bowling available for open play during volleyball league games on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

A variety of competitive and recreational beach volleyball leagues are set to begin July 15. Those interested in registering can do so online at, or by calling 616.656.5270.