Cascade Township boasts seven beautiful parks, each offering different features to explore.
The Township also contains approximately 17 miles of pedestrian pathways for use year-round.

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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 Community 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

• Call 616-481-3578

Volunteer Workdays

Community Workdays

Beginning in April through June 8, the Township will host volunteers at Burton Park every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. to remove highly invasive garlic mustard.
Volunteers should meet at the Windcrest Drive entrance.

All volunteers must register with the township before participating.
See contact information above.

• Families, individuals and students are all welcome to participate.
• All supplies, including gloves, tools, water and a snack will be provided.
• Please dress for the weather!
For information on Cascade's parks and pathways, visit 

Tuesdays @ 10 
For the most up-to-date location and project details, please email

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

Parks Committee

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 Parks Director Melanie Manion at

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