Parks & Recreation Department

Develops and maintains quality parks and facilities.

Parks & Recreation

(616) 842-1342
(616) 842-1546

Pete Eliopulos

Parks Crew Leader

Township/Village Parks

Rycenga Park

80 acres – Located at the north end of West Spring Lake Road

16401 Hemlock
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Rycenga Park is located in both Spring Lake Township and Fruitport Township along Hemlock Road. The park was developed by Spring Lake Township on 40 acres gifted to the Township by Louis & Charles Rycenga . The other 40 acres of the park are leased to the Township by Fruitport Community Schools. It receives a substantial amount of use from Spring Lake and Fruitport Township residents. Facilities at Rycenga Park include baseball and softball diamonds, covered picnic areas, nature trails, playgrounds, and soccer fields. Rycenga Park also hosts a variety of events for children such as the Great Lakes Soccer League and high school Cross Country trail runs. Rycenga Park is also located on the 12-mile community bike path that goes around Spring Lake, making the park easily and safely accessible by pedestrians and bicyclist.

Although the Park is located outside the boundaries of Spring Lake Township, it is maintained by the Township. The Township’s investment in Rycenga Park demonstrates a commitment to enhancing the recreational opportunities for Township residents.

Reserve Athletic Fields

Contact Spring Lake Recreation at 616-846-5502 or email to reserve athletic fields.

Central Park Playground & Picninc Area

Located in the Village off Fruitport Road

A supervisor will be there Monday–Friday from 9:00 am–3:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am–4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–4:00 pm starting June 10 as needed to cover reserved picnics. Lights will be on until 11:00 pm. The park is available for large gatherings (reunions, picnics, etc.) upon contacting the recreation office for reservations. Ample parking is available at the west end of the park. Softball, baseball, basketball, tennis, in-line skating, shuffleboard, and tiny tot playground are also part of Central Park Playgrounds. A sheltered area with water and electricity is located by the Ace Hardware entrance.

Linear Park Walking Trail

Adjacent to Central Park from Fruitport Road to downtown Spring Lake

The asphalt path is 1-3/8 miles long and includes resting benches, water fountains, and lights. It is plowed and maintained year around.

Van Wagoner Park

3 Acres – Located at the intersection of Van Wagoner Road and West Spring Lake Road

The park includes basketball courts, tennis court, picnic tables and a large field for soccer or open recreation.

Disc Golf

A disc golf course is available at 925 Wilson St., just west of 174th Ave. (Old Grand Haven Rd).

NOTE: The disc golf course is closed during deer firearm season.

Parks & Recreation Fund

The Spring Lake Township Parks and Recreation endowment fund was established in 1995 for the purpose of supporting the development, operation and maintenance of Spring Lake Township parks and recreational activities. The fund is administered by the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

A gift to the fund will help ensure the continued development and maintenance of facilities and programs: Parks and Recreation Fund Donation Form