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Spring Lake Township
Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles
Sailing on Spring Lake, Michigan
ca. 1930–1945
Lawn Irrigation/Sprinkler Restrictions

Lawn Irrigation/Sprinkler Restrictions

The recent hot and dry weather has resulted in an increase in lawn sprinkling, leading to record water demand on the supply system.

Effective immediately, NOWS officials are asking for you to voluntarily adjust your lawn sprinkling to an even-odd day schedule. This notice applies to the entire NOWS service area. This does not apply if you use a well for irrigation, or for newly-seeded lawns.

See the NOWS news release for more information.

NOWS News Release
Garden Walk

Garden Walk

The Tri-Cities Garden Club is hosting its 28th annual Garden Walk on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 10am to 4pm. There will be seven gardens to walk through and enjoy.

All seven participating gardens are in the Spring Lake area, with six of them in the Village and Township.

This event will take place rain or shine.

Tickets are $12 per adult (children 12 and under are free) and will be available beginning June 10 at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven. Tickets may also be purchased at any of the locations on the day of the walk.

For a listing of the garden addresses or for more information, visit the Tri-Cities Garden Club website.

Tri-Cities Garden Club

Cemetery Irrigation

Cemetery Irrigation

The irrigation system at the cemetery has been repaired. Everything is working properly.

Waste Hauler Information

Waste Hauler Information

Yard waste service begins April 1, and ends November 30. If you would like the service, contact Republic at 616-662-6790 to request your yard waste bin.

Republic Services has been selected as the curbside recycling/trash/yard waste provider for Spring Lake Township, beginning January 1, 2023.

Service days are shown on this map
Republic Services waste collection days





The quarterly rate for recycling, trash and yard waste will be $58.05, effective January 1, 2023. You will be billed directly by Republic Services.

Recycling (every other week) and yard waste (every week from April 1 to November 30) are included in the fee. However, these services are not required if you do not want the additional bins. There is no discount for not taking the additional services.

Republic Services Information
Recycling Quick Reference

*Note – this is for Township residents only. Village of Spring Lake residents are not included.

Rycenga Park Reservations

Rycenga Park is located at 16401 Hemlock Road. For park shelter reservations, use the online reservation form. Reservations open 1 year ahead of the date. Reservations are available from May 15 to September 30. Reservations are not taken for dates outside these dates. Available shelters may be used without a reservation.

Reservation fees are based on 1/2 day blocks – 9am-2:30pm or 3:30pm-9pm
Township residents: $45/block or $90 for the full day
Township non-residents: $65/block or $130 for the full day

Bathrooms are not heated and opening is weather dependent. They are generally open from the middle of May to the end of September. There is a permanent portable toilet at the park.

Electricity is provided in the shelters. If the outlets are overloaded, the GFI circuit may trip. Please try using the reset button on the outlet before calling for help.

Dogs must be leashed. No dogs are allowed on the playground or the athletic fields.

Online  Shelter Reservations

Short-Term Rentals

Ordinance 255 regulating short-term rentals, was effective February 6, 2017. Short Term Rental definitions were updated in Ordinance 278, effective November 16, 2020.

Short term rentals are not allowed for properties zoned R-1 or R-2. They are allowed in other residential zoning districts.

Short term rentals are required to be registered. The registration is valid for 3 years, after which it must be renewed. The registration fee is $100, which may be paid by cash or by check made out to Spring Lake Township.

We will drive past your rental before your registration is approved to verify the condition of the property.


Short Term Rental Registration Form

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