Spring Lake Township
101 S. Buchanan St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Phone: 616-842-1340
Fax: 616-842-1546
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm


Parks & Recreation Department

Township/Village Parks

Rycenga Park

Rycenga Park sign   Rycenga Park shelter

Location map for Rycenga Park - 16401 Hemlock

Site map for Rycenga Park

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 School. 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.

Online Shelter Reservations
There is a fee for reserving park shelters.

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

Rycenga Park - Rules

Rycenga Park Layout Map

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.

Community Recreation Plan 2015

Goals & Planning Process
Recreation Inventory 
      Spring Lake Township Recreation Inventory
Community-Wide Recreation Survey

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.


Township Bike Path Map
Recreation Map
Resource Inventory
5-year Recreation Plan - Approved
Ottawa County Bike Path Map
Michigan Trails Map
MDOT Road and Trails Bicycling Maps

Additional Resources

Hunting Trapping Digest
West Michigan Parks and Recreation Inventory
Township Recreation Plan 2008-2013
Biking in Michigan


Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles
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