Drop-In 3 on 3 Basketball
Court is in Session
Starting April 27, 2020 every Monday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. our two basketball courts behind Walker Ice & Fitness Center will be reserved for FREE drop in 3 on 3 Basketball. Ball not provided.
Soccer Officials Needed
Accepting applications now! Must be at least 14 years old with soccer experience and interact well with children. Positions are for our Youth Co-ed Soccer offered to ages 4 through 13. Contact the Recreation Dept. at 616-735-6286.
Drop In Volleyball
Bump, set, spike it...that's the way we like it!
Starting April 28, 2020 every Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., our two sand Volleyball courts will be reserved for FREE drop in beach Volleyball! Ball not provided.

Meet some new friends while you experience the outdoors, exercise and have fun!
Spring Coed Youth Soccer
"We get a kick out of this game "
Registrations February 1 - 29, 2020

4-6 yr. old age group is $30 for Walker residents and $40 for non-residents

7-8 yr. old, 9-10 yr. old and 11-12-13 yr. old age groups is $40 for Walker residents and $50 for non-residents

There is a $5.00 discount for each additional family member registered

There will be a $10.00 LATE FEE charged for any registrations received after the February 29 th  deadline

Volunteer to coach your child’s team and choose your practice day/time and get a $20 refund!

Register   online   or in-person at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center.

2020 Fall Coed Youth Soccer Registrations will be held July 1 – 31, 2020.
Inline Roller Hockey
Don't go through life without GOALS
Starting April 29, 2020 we will have our outdoor inline rink reserved for FREE drop in every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. No other equipment provided.

“Let’s keep it rolling and have a good time”
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What's New...Pickleball Courts
Don’t forget we have 4 new pickleball courts at City Central next to the 2 tennis courts. We are very excited about this addition to the City of Walker. We also have some beginner paddles starting at just $11.00 and pickleballs for sale at our front desk at Walker Ice & Fitness Center.

What is pickleball?
A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. Pickleball is something of a mix between tennis, racquetball and ping pong. Players use special paddles and wiffle balls. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Played as doubles or singles.

Did you know?
Pickleball has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last six years, according to USA Pickleball Association. It’s a great family sport, anyone can play, from 8-year-olds up to 100-year-olds! It’s great for hand-eye coordination. Pickleball is inexpensive and requires minimal gear!
Adult Softball
“Take it one pitch at a time and one day at a time”

Don’t forget about our adult softball leagues! Have a local business sponsor a team and get out and have a great time! We have men’s, women’s and coed leagues. Registrations DUE APRIL 11th. Games start the week of June 1, 2020 and are played Monday – Thursday evenings.

NEW THIS SEASON- No more individual nonresident fees! Only $400 flat fee for registering a team!

“Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off,
the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases”
Adult Softball Umpires needed!
Please contact the Recreation Dept. for more information at 616-735-6286.
Why Parks and Rec are Essential Public Services

  1. Economic value
  2. Health and Environmental benefits
  3. Social importance

Just as water, sewer and public safety are considered essential public services, parks are vitally important to establishing and maintain the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and region.

  • Parks and recreation programs and services contribute to the health of children, youth, adults and seniors.
  • Parks provide gathering places for families, social groups and people of all ages.
  • Parks and recreation infrastructure and facilities promotes conservation and environmental sustainability.
  • Builds strong communities and connects families.
  • Some other Economic benefits include stress relief, increased productivity and reduces health care and insurance costs.
  • Some Environmental benefits are preservation of natural habitat, pollution control and preserves plant and animal wildlife.

Everyone Benefits!
Everyone in the world has somehow benefited by park and recreation programs at some time in their lives- directly or indirectly. 
July is National Park & Recreation Month!
It’s time to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining quality of life within our community for all ages.                   

What is National Park and Recreation month?
Since 1985 Americans have been celebrating National Park and Recreation month in July. As our Walker Recreation Department recognizes and celebrates this month, we also are encouraging you to get outside, explore local parks and enjoy outdoor activities!

Why get active outside?
  • To increase children’s chances of success in school: Kids with access to safe parks and playgrounds are more likely to engage in physical activities - kids who are physically active do better in school.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of a healthy weight: Local parks and recreation departments help promote physical activity.
  • To have a more positive outlook: Spending time outdoors reduces stress and improves mental health. Exposure to nature improves creativity, decreases stress hormones and calms aggression.

Help us help you and celebrate National Park & Recreation month with us!

Make sure to LIKE US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM to find out how we will celebrate Parks & Rec month this year!
Fun Facts about Sharon and Michelle!
Did you know that Sharon has been a City of Walker employee and in the Recreation Department for almost 29 years!?!
Michelle has been a City of Walker employee for almost 12 years and in the Recreation Department for 5½ years!

We asked the dynamic duo a few questions...

What is your favorite recreational activity outside of work?
Sharon likes riding her bike, camping and going to summer concerts.
Michelle loves camping, golfing and taking walks with her dog Coco.
What is your favorite event or program that you organize at work and why?
Sharon- The Senior Citizen Bowling tournament because “I love seeing the seniors having so much fun and they truly appreciate the event.”
Michelle- Adult Softball because “We get to interact with so many nice people & I like watching the end of the season playoff games, we have some really great teams and umpires.”
What is your favorite City of Walker Park?
Sharon- Community because it is close to my house and my grandkids really like the updated playground equipment!
Michelle- Lincoln is in our neighborhood so we walk our dog Coco a lot, there is so much green space to enjoy.
Another one of our favorite things we do is the Veterans collection that we started 3 years ago. Not only do we enjoy giving back but we both have Veterans in our families, so this holds a special place in our hearts. This year we may switch it up a little and try to make this even bigger, so stay tuned!
Save the Date for FREE Community Events
City of Walker Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Outdoor Event at
Walker Ice & Fitness Center
(4151 Remembrance Rd NW)
Children 3-8 years old can hunt for wrapped candy and plastic eggs redeemable for prizes.
2-year-olds and under can walk through the bunny trail for treats!

Easter Bunny will be available for pictures!

Hunt starts promptly at 11:00 a.m., please arrive early so you don't miss it!
2020 City of Walker Memorial Day Parade
The Memorial Day Parade has been a Walker tradition for many, many years. Please join us in honoring those veterans that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. All Veterans, bands, floats, scout troops, businesses and organizations are invited to participate in this year’s parade. 

The Memorial Day parade is on Monday, May 25 at 12:00 noon. Entry deadline is Monday, May 4, 2020. Entry forms are available via our website:  www.walkericeandfitness.com 
Walker Standale Summer Concert Series
Join your community on June 11, July 16 and August 13 for our Annual Walker Standale Summer Concert Series.

Concerts are held at Walker Community Park (700 Cummings Ave) from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

This FREE series is family-friendly; friendly dogs also welcomed on leashes. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food will be sold onsite by a local restaurant. Water and pop can be purchased through KDL Walker Branch.
Walker Pumpkin Bash
Save the date for our ever-popular Walker Pumpkin Bash on Saturday, October 3 from 1:30-3:00 p.m at City Hall. FREE event for families.

Free pumpkins for the first 1,000 kids, pumpkin decorating stations, free donuts and cider, trick or treating with local businesses, live petting zoo with the Critter Barn and more!
Walker Winter Fest
Walker Winter Fest will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center. This event is mostly indoors!

Santa and his elves will be visiting from the North Pole along with live reindeer! Enjoy ice skating, hot cocoa and cookies, holiday crafts, live music and more. An official tree lighting will be held at 7:00 p.m. to kick-off the holiday season in Walker!
Thank you to the following businesses for their donations to the 2020 Senior Citizen's Bowling Tournament
AAC Credit Union
Alfano’s Pizza
Arnie’s Restaurant
Boardwalk Subs
Brann's Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chow Hound
Culver’s Restaurant
Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant
Filling Station Restaurant
Hungry Howies Pizza
Independent Bank
Interurban Depot Café
Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop
KFC (Wmcr Corporation)
Ludwick's Bakery
Mister Car Wash
Momma's Home LLC

Mr. Burger Restaurant
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Pizza Hut (Trigo Hospitality)
Russ' Restaurant
Rylee's Ace Hardware
Sam's Club
Sandy's Donut House
Shot's Grill
Spartan Nash
Sports Clips
Subway Sandwich Shop
Swan Inn Restaurant
The Local
Uccello's Restaurant
Walker Fire Department
Walker Ice & Fitness Center
Walker Police Department
Wilderness Expressions
Rent a Park Pavilion for your Next Gathering!
The Walker Parks & Recreation Department would be happy to help reserve a pavilion for you! We have several available:
Alpine Estates
Bathroom Facility
Basketball Court
Ball Field
Walking Trails
Community Park
Bathroom Facility
Tennis Courts
Basketball Court
Ball Field
Soccer Field
Playground (recently updated)
City Central Park
Bathroom Facility
Volleyball Courts
Pickleball Courts
Tennis Courts
Fishing Pond
Basketball Courts
Inline Skating Rink
Walking Trails
Ball Fields
Soccer Fields
Reserve any of our park facilities ONLINE !!!

Contact Walker Parks & Rec for more information and pricing at 616-735-6286 or email sjohnson@walkericeandfitness.com or mmay@walkericeandfitness.com .  
City Park Addresses
HARMON FIELD                           
70 SUNSET HILLS AVE. S.W.        

CITY CENTRAL PARK                


ALPINE ESTATE PARK               
1364 THREE MILE RD. N.W.