City of Kentwood Will Host Inaugural Adaptive Recreation Expo

City of Kentwood Will Host Inaugural Adaptive Recreation Expo

Jan. 26 Event to Feature Local Products, Services and Activities for All Abilities

The City of Kentwood is inviting local organizations and community members of all abilities to its first-ever Adaptive Recreation Expo on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The free event will take place 4:30-8 p.m. at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. It is open to all community members and no ticket or pre-registration is required. The event will feature a variety of local programs and resources for people of all abilities and provide opportunities for community members and vendors alike.

During the event, individuals with disabilities and their families can learn more about a variety of local programs and resources, including recreation opportunities and adaptive equipment demonstrations. Students and community members interested in adaptive recreation can connect with local agencies and learn about volunteer, internship and employment opportunities.

Vendors will have an opportunity to connect directly with potential new clients and volunteers as well as other organizations. 

“Kentwood is incredibly proud to be part of the adaptive recreation community and serve individuals with disabilities through our programs,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood’s parks and recreation director. “Through this event, we hope to build connections and raise awareness about other local resources and programs West Michigan offers for individuals with disabilities and their loved ones.”

Organizations participating in the event include Kentwood Parks and Recreation, Hanger Clinic, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Hunt 2 Heal and many others. Vendor applications are still being accepted. If your organization is interested in becoming a vendor, contact Ann Przybysz at or 616.656.5284.

The event’s gold sponsor is Airway Mobility and Rehab Equipment, and silver sponsors are Creative Mobility Group, Hanger Clinic and Life Beyond Barriers.

Learn more about the Adaptive Recreation Expo at For more on the City of Kentwood’s adaptive recreation programming, visit