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Welcome to the Holland Township Parks & Recreation web site.  This site features information and updates on parks, programs and so much more!  For specific program information please click the appropriate program options listed below.  For Registration Options see the instructions listed below.  For web site directions please continue reading below...

  • Home Page...the official Home Page of the Holland Charter Township Recreation Department
  • Staff...Contact Information for the Holland Township Parks & Recreation Staff
  • HCT Parks & Rec News...Department News and Announcements
  • Calendar...Local Program & Special Event listings (See specific program sub-sites for more detailed calendars)
  • Locations...Google directions to all of our local program and area-wide sites
  • Forms, Flyers, & Policies...View and/or download various forms & programs, and event flyers
  • Registration Options...Mail-In, Online, and Walk-In registration option instructions
  • Links...listings of Community Partners
  • State & National Champions...listing of various state and national championship teams and players from HCT Rec.
  • Sports Concussion Law...information on the new Michigan concussion law


Holland Township Parks & Recreation Programs
Adult Slow Pitch Softball     Adult Volleyball    
Boys Baseball & T-Ball     Boys Middle School Rugby    
Elementary & Middle School Dance     Girls Lakeshore Area Little League    
Girls Softball & T-Ball     Girls' Youth Basketball & Intro To Basketball    
Hall Of Fame     Holland Community Aquatic Center    
Lakeshore Area Youth Basketball League     Local Business Program Options    
Miscellaneous Youth Programs     Rocket/Flag Football, Rocket Cheer, NFL PPK    
Safety Classes     Soccer Field Schedules - Spring 2014    

Monday, April 14
Helder Park Soccer Fields Closed on Monday, April 14



Earlier today our Parks staff inspected the soccer fields at Helder Park.  The hope was that they would be ready to go.  Unfortunately with the rain we had yesterday and the level of water that remains in the drainage ditches surrounding the park, they are asking for teams to please refrain from practicing tonight.  The fields are still quite wet and our staff believes the conditions to be dangerous and practicing could rip them up pretty good.  I know this is not what you want to hear but we also want the facility to maintain its character and reputation for being a top-notch facility.  We ask for your cooperation in this.  Thank you

Monday, March 24
2014 Michigan ASA Umpire Clinics Announced



The 2014 Michigan ASA District 8 Umpire Clinic will take place on Monday, April 7, at 6:30pm at the Holland Township offices located at 353 N. 120th Avenue (49424).  This clinic is a "must" for local umpires who plan to work for the City of Holland and Holland Charter Township.  This clinic will feature our District 8 Umpire staff lead be our Umpire In Chief, Craig Kuipers.

Michigan ASA will also be hosting a State Umpire Clinic on Sunday, April 27, from 9am to 4pm at the West Ottawa High School South Building.  For directions, please click the "Locations" tab to the left of the page.  This clinic will be lead by our State Umpire In Chief, Gary Evans.  This, too, is a "must" for those umpires that want to improve, excel, and learn how to be the best umpire they can be while being taught by some of this country's best. 

All umpires must be registered as ASA umpires in order to work in the Holland Area Softball League.  For more information on how to register, insurance options, and more click the Adult Softball sub site listed below or call Darrin Duistermars at 616-395-0178



Monday, January 13
2014 Winter/Spring Program Information Released, New Processes Unveiled



Holland Township Recreation is in the process of changing our program information distibution process.  For years we have put together a single flyer highlighting our programs.  Due to rising costs as well as the desire to look for alternative ways to get our information out we are changing our distribution process and listing options.  Here is what we have in store for the distribution of our  2014 Winter/Spring program information...

  • Post Cards 
    • Instead of flyers we will be handing out larger-sized post cards featuring our individual program listings, only.  The post cards will be approximately 6"x9"
    • We would also list the registration options and contact information on these cards utilizing both sides.  Our intent is to really focus people on going to our web site for their program information and signup options.  It will be professionally done and we believe it will help make our department more efficient
  • Web Site Listing
    • We will continue to offer a sub-sites listed on our web site for all of our programs.  Click the appropriate sub-site listing for specific information on each program we offerFlyer/Brochure Listing
  • E-Mail Blasts
    •  Each school that we deal with will receive an e-mail from us that we hope they will pass on to their students' parents, via e-mail.  We will also e-mail information out through our Constant Contact service to lists that we have on file.  Be on the lookout for these e-mails during the week of January 6
  • Detailed Brochure
    • A more detailed brochure will also be listed on the web site, however, whatever is listed there will also be on each sub-site listing, too.  Click the "Forms,Flyers, & Policies" tab to view and/or download a brochure



Wednesday, August 21
New Michigan Sports Concussion Law



A new concussion law for youth participants, parents, and coaches is now a part of the registration process.  Parnets and participants must sign a concussion information sheet while coaches must now take a mandatory online concussion training test in order to volunteer coach for any youth activity.  For more information on this law please click the "Site Home Page" tab at the top of this page and then click the tab entitled "Sports Concussion Law" for all of the details


Scholarship Application Information

The 2013 Scholarship Application is available at the Holland Township web site.  In order to obtain a scholarship for recreation programs you will need to review and fill out the 2013 form as well as supply the necessary documentation.  The scholarship program now features the possibility of a 25-75% reduction in recreation fees if you qualify. The scholarship program is for Holland Township residents, only.  Programs coordinated by outside businesses are not eligible for scholarships.  One scholarship per participant for the calendar year.  Download a copy of the HCT Scholarship form by clicking the "Forms, Flyers, & Policies" tab listed to the left of the Home Page.

 



Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 4/19 star Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 AM Dunton Park
Sun 4/27 star Michigan ASA State Umpire Clinic 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM West Ottawa High School South Building