Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks

About Us

Kent County Parks was established in 1924 and is one of the oldest and largest county parks departments in the state of Michigan. We concentrate on acquiring and managing land rich in natural resources, and on providing outstanding recreational opportunities.

Over the years, the Kent County Parks system has grown to include 42 parks, greenspaces and regional trails totaling 7,354 acres as of January 1st, 2020. Our system’s four regional connector trails and additional trails span over 100 miles, and are maintained within park borders.

We have a long history of operating quality parks and trails, placing a high priority on collaborations with outside agencies and organizations.

Kent County sealKent County Parks is a department of the County of Kent. Our departmental performance measures are available for review on the County's website, at www.accesskent.com/parks.

If you have additional questions, please e-mail us at KCParks@kentcountymi.gov or call 616-632-PARK (7275).

KCParks Volunteers on FacebookWe also encourage you to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KentCountyParks and Instagram at www.instagram.com/KentCountyParks
sandhill crane at Wabasis Lake
Mission Statement

The Kent County Parks Department enhances the quality of life in Kent County by providing outstanding parks and trails adhering to the highest standards of recreation. The department efficiently achieves this vision by developing vibrant partnerships, sustainable funding, and accessible parks and trails that amply meet the needs of future generations.