Kentwood Asks Community to Help 'Plan Our Parks'

The City of Kentwood is seeking public input for improving its Parks and Recreation programming through a series of events.

Residents of all ages will have the opportunity to help shape the future of Kentwood’s parks by sharing their ideas which will be used as a basis for future parks and recreation development.

“We recently celebrated Kentwood’s 50th anniversary as a City,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “Now, we are eager to engage the community to help guide the future of our parks and recreation for the next 50 years.”

Opportunities for input will be offered during several upcoming community events:

  • June 27: Ice Cream Social - Veteran's Memorial Park - 355 48th St. SE - 6-8 p.m.
  • July 19: The Moxie Strings Concert - Kentwood City Hall - 4900 Breton SE - 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 1: Ice Cream Social - Northeast Park - 1900 Middleground Dr. - 6-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: Celebrate Kentwood - Kentwood City Hall - 4900 Breton SE - 12-4 p.m.
  • Sept. 15: End of Summer Food Truck Festival - Kentwood Public Library - 4950 Breton SE - 12-4 p.m.

“We welcome all residents and park users to join us at these events to help plan our parks,” Romeo said. “We want to know what improvements the community wants to see. These events offer the perfect platform to share stories and insights as we begin to transform our parks.”

Residents may also share their ideas online at