Paddle & Play Picture

Parent-Child Programs

Winter Programs

PARENT & TOT: PADDLE & PLAY!

(ages 5 & under + guardian)

A special time in the pool for guardians and little ones to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children ages 5 and under when accompanied by a guardian in the water.

  • No registration needed... just show up!
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass
  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: Sept 13-May 31 (Skip: Apr 3, 10)
  • Time: 9:30-10:45am

DADDY-DAUGHTER PROM

(grades K - 5)

This will be a special night fit for a princess and her prince! Cinderella’s castle awaits for a night of dancing, photo booths, cookies, punch and more! Please register both father and daughter(s) together. Min: 200 Max: 500

  • Registration is FULL (call 616-748-3230 to be added to the waitlist)
  • Cost: $12 per person
  • Date: Fri, Mar 13        
  • Time: 7:00-9:00pm            
  • Location: Cityside MS Gym    

Open Swim

Open swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool! Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop various pool toys and floats are available. We also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. 

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  • Mon-Fri: 7pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass OR Family Fitness Membership 
  • Free Open Swim Access: While Enrolled In Our Swim Lessons

WOMENS SELF-DEFENSE

(ages 13 - adult)

Get your friends together to learn about a serious topic in a fun environment. This class focuses on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program. Enrollment based on age at start date. Min: 6 Max: 20

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $75r/$90nr
  • Instructor: New Heights Fitness Staff
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6:00-7:30pm
  • Dates: Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington, Zeeland)

 


Spring & Summer Programs

MOM AND ME (AND DAD’S TOO!) COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

4-11 yr olds + Adult 

Get ready for some cookie decorating fun as a family! This class is a great intro to cookie decorating, and each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies!

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann, Pink Slip Cakery Owner
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • St. Patrick's Day Cookies: Sat, Mar 14 | 10-11:30am 
  • Mother's Day Cookies: Sat, May 9 | 10-11:30am 
  • Father's Day Cookies: Sat, June 13 | 10-11:30am 
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Room 135 

MOTHER VS. SON: FLAG FOOTBALL GAME

K-5th Graders 

Hey Moms (Aunts/Grandmas)! You've watched your sons play, but now it is your turn to take on the boys in a fun “Mom vs Son Flag Football Game”! Kids will be separated into K-2nd grade teams (10 on each team) and 3rd-5th grade teams (10 on each team). Then, those kids teams of 10 will play against their moms! Simple game rules will be learned on game day, and staff on site will be providing guidance/coaching for both moms and sons throughout the game. LOTS of spectators are welcome for this new annual family-friendly event! Dads are encouraged to sign up for the "Dad's Cheer Squad" (details below). Team shirts will be provided. Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sept 1 (or full enrollment)
  • Cost: $15 p/person (register mom and son(s) together)
  • Date: Sat, Sept 26
  • Game Time Options: 4pm, 5pm or 6pm
  • Location: Zeeland Football Stadium

DAD CHEER SQUAD!

Come join the Dad’s “Cheer Squad” at the Mother vs. Son Flag Football game (details above)! Each dad will get a “Cheer Squad” t-shirt and be on the track cheering on your significant other and son(s). Please arrive 30 minutes early.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sept 1 (or full enrollment)
  • Cost: $6 p/person (covers t-shirt cost)
  • Date: Sat, Sept 26
  • Game Time Options: 4pm, 5pm or 6pm
  • Location: Zeeland Football Stadium

Open Swim

Open swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool! Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop various pool toys and floats are available. We also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. 

  • PDF DocumentAquatics Calendars
  • Mon-Fri: 7pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass OR Family Fitness Membership 
  • Free Open Swim Access: While Enrolled In Our Swim Lesson

PARENT AND CHILD Swim LESSONS

(6 MON - 3 YR OLDS)

Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Legs: splashing and kicking | Arms: splashing and reaching | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $48 resident | $63 non-resident
  • Mon | Apr 13-May 18  | 5:30-6pm
  • Wed | Apr 14-May 20 | 5:30-6pm
  • Sat | Apr 18-May 30 (skip May 23) | 8:30-9am
  • Mon & Wed | June 8-24 | 6:30-7pm
  • Tue & Thur | June 9-25 | 6:30-7pm
  • Mon & Wed | July 6-22 | 6:30-7pm
  • Tue & Thur | June 7-23 | 6:30-7pm


PARENT & TOT: PADDLE & PLAY!

(ages 5 & under + guardian)

A special time in the pool for guardians and little ones to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! Open to children ages 5 and under when accompanied by a guardian in the water.

  • No registration needed... just show up!
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass
  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: Sept 13-May 31 (Skip: Apr 3, 10)
  • Time: 9:30-10:45am

CO-ED TODDLER TEE BALL

4 yr olds

This program consists of one evening a week of a one-hour practice followed by a one-hour game (parent/ guardian is required to be on the field with each child for all practices and games). Parents will be the lead for the teaching and of skills, along with guidance from the Rec Dept and a lead parent. Teams will be formed at random.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $32r/$47nr​​​​​​​
  • Session 1 Dates: June 1-26
  • Session 1 Parent Meeting: May 27, 6pm – Adams Elem
  • Session 1 Registration Deadline: May 2
  • Session 2 Dates: August 3-28
  • Session 2 Registration Deadline: June 27
  • Session 2 Parent Meeting: July 29, 6pm – Adams Elem
  • Practices: One p/Week | 6pm on Weeknights | 9am on Sat
  • Games: One p/Week @ 6pm​​​​​​​
  • Location: Adams Elementary Fields

WOMENS SELF-DEFENSE

(ages 13 - adult)

Get your friends together to learn about a serious topic in a fun environment. This class focuses on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program. Enrollment based on age at start date. Min: 6 Max: 20

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $75r/$90nr
  • Instructor: New Heights Fitness Staff
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6:00-7:30pm
  • Dates: Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington, Zeeland)

Yoga in the Park (free)

Join us for yoga classes in the park! Children of all ages are welcome to the "Families" section at 11am. Adults only at 12pm. No yoga experience is necessary, and there is something for everyone. Please bring your own mat or a towel (classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather)

  • Cost: FREE (no registration needed... just show up!)
  • Dates: Tue | June 9-July 28 (skip June 30)          
  • Families: 11:00-11:45am  
  • Adult Only: 12:00-1:00pm  
  • Location: Lawrence Street Park Green Space