Sandy Pines Recreation Staff

The Sandy Pines Recreation Team operates our Recreation Station, Happy Shack Snack Stand, Game Room, Pools, Ropes Course, and our all big summer activities, holiday tournaments, events. Most of our Recreation Staff are high school and college students. This is why we typically open for Memorial Weekend, then close the Pools and Ropes Course until school is out and then reopen for the summer season. This is also why we close the Pools and Ropes Course near the end of August when schools starts again but then open for the last hurrah on Labor Day Weekend.


Monday - Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318

Recreation Director:
Nikki Hoogewind 


Recreation News

Now Hiring: Supervisor of Aquatics

July 25, 2019

Title Supervisor of Aquatics Immediate supervisor Recreation Director Qualifications Must possess instruction certification for First Aid, CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens from the American Red Cross or equivalent. Life Guard certification Strength in scheduling activities with an excellent attention to details. Excellent communication skills, a good sense of public relations, ability to interact positively with…

Weekend Flyer July 26-28

Weekend Flyer July 26-28

July 25, 2019

Trunk Or Treat has been rescheduled for Saturday 7/27 at 11 am as to not conflict with our evening Drive In Movie Toy Story 3. The Cardboard Boat Race has unfortunately been cancelled as we didn’t get the volunteers needed to help run the event. Sunday’s AM Chapel Service is hosted by Pastor Brian Bosscher and the PM Concert…

Pool & Splash Pad Rules

Water Park & Pool Reminders

July 19, 2019

The hot and humid summer season is upon us. As such our Pools & Water Park will be very popular destinations during the warm temps. Please remember these Pool & Water Park rules for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons: Anyone 12 and under must be supervised. Swim diapers are required, child may not…

Now Hiring Lifeguards

July 18, 2019

The Sandy Pines Recreation Department is now hiring  Certified Lifeguards. Must be willing to work weekends. If interested please email for more information.

July Recreation Update

July 3, 2019

Happy Fourth of July! Please join us by participating in the parade on July 4. Meet at the water park and join the best parade of the season.  If you do not want to participate you can enjoy the parade by watching as the parade travels from the water park to the flea market area. …

Ropes Course Open

June 14, 2019

The Ropes Course was temporarily closed at the start of the season for an inspection. With the inspection complete, the course is now open for the following hours: Mon, Wed & Thu 6:30-8:30 pm Tue 1:00-3:00 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm Fri 1:00-4:00 pm & 6:00-9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am-2:00 pm & 6:00-9:00 pm Sun 1:00-4:00…

Ways to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary

June 13, 2019

It is with great pleasure that I lead the event planning initiatives for the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2021. Our strategy and approach to planning for the commemorative year look like this: 2019 – Collect and capture ideas from the membership on ways they’d like to see the park celebrate 2020 – Quarter 1 –…

Pancake Breakfast
August 31, 2019

Labor Day Flea Market
August 31, 2019

Labor Day Fireworks
Aug 31, 2019

Fall Festival & Market
October 5, 2019