Parks

Cascade Township boasts six (6) beautiful parks, each offering different features to explore.  The Township also contains approximately 17 miles of pedestrian pathways for use year-round.
 
The Township has a Parks Committee, which is a voluntary board of appointed citizens who meet monthly and serve in an advisory role to the Township Board.  They assist with the Parks Master Plan and with submitting recommendations for inclusion in the six-year Capital Improvement Plan. Members of this committee share a passion for nature and the outdoors.
 
Cascade Township's Parks Committee protects and preserves its natural resources through strategic acquisition, stewardship, education, and management while providing accessible, quality recreational amenities and experiences to equitably enrich the lives of residents and future generations.

For general parks questions and comments, please email cascadeparks@cascadetwp.com.

Volunteering Programs


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Cascade Township has launched several new volunteer programs to help with maintenance of its parks: Tuesdays @ 10, which is intended for folks available during weekdays, and "Weekend Parks Warrior" Workdays for those whose availability tends to be weekends only. Both Tuesdays @ 10 and Weekend Workdays events typically last two hours. Volunteers however can stay for as little or as long as they like.

These workdays will help the Township build capacity to:

  • Remove invasive species threatening wildlife habitat.
  • Improve maintenance of our flower beds and structures.
  • Restore habitat with native species.
Registration is required to participate. To sign up for a workday, or for more information, please either:

• Email volunteer@cascadetwp.com

• Call 616-481-3578

Upcoming Volunteer Workdays


"Weekend Parks Warrior" Community Workdays

Will resume in February 2024.

Tuesdays @ 10 January - March 2024 schedule
The Township's weekly volunteer workday program Tuesdays @ 10 will continue through winter. Projects and scheduling will be based on current weather conditions and snow depth. 

For the most up-to-date location and project details, please email volunteer@cascadetwp.com.

Commemorative Benches 

Interested in commemorating a milestone or honoring a loved one in a Cascade Township Park? 

Cascade Township’s Parks & Recreation Department welcomes the opportunity to work with donors interesting in honoring or memorializing significant individuals in their lives through charitable giving. 

The cost to sponsor a bench is $5,000, or $2,500 when recognizing a military veteran. The proceeds are used to buy, install and maintain the bench, as well as provide support for the township’s park system. 

Follow the link below to view our full policy and download an application. 

Commemorative Bench Form