Your Donations Matter.

With your help, we enrich lives by preserving and growing our community parks.


If the walls of the Fallasburg Covered Bridge could talk they would tell stories of happy couples celebrating their wedding day as they start their new life together. The baseball diamonds at Brewer Park would share tales of exciting games won and lessons learned through loss. And if the benches along our trails were to open up they would reveal the secrets of life that have been passed down from grandparent to grandchild while taking a moment's rest. 


Thanks to the support of generous donors, our 38 Kent County Parks have been the venue where generations of families have forged cherished memories with their loved ones. 

Almost 100 years ago our first county parks were created. Visionary leaders at the time understood that it was important to preserve these natural spaces so that they could be enjoyed by everyone. At that time, open space was much more abundant, and there were less barriers to access to green spaces.

Today, Kent County is one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan, and open space is in high demand. 

The population of Kent County has tripled since our park system was created, yet we still depend on those early parks to meet the needs of our growing community.  Now is the time for us to reinvest in our green spaces. With your help the Kent County Parks Foundation will continue to play an integral role in expanding and enhancing our current parks, creating new parks, and growing our regional trail system. 

Your gift to the Kent County Parks Foundation is not only a gift to your parks, but a gift to everyone

who calls Kent County home - today and tomorrow.