Sandy Pines Recreation Staff

The Sandy Pines Recreation team is here to help with all your summer fun needs. Most all our services and related information is listed below. For those that are not and any additional questions, give us a call or email and we'd be happy to help you. Please note that we are open full time for the summer season June 18th through August 10th. We are open weekends between Memorial and Labor Day weekend. When contacting us in the shoulder seasons, please give us a day or two to return your calls and emails.


Closed for the season

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318

Recreation Director:
Nikki Hoogewind 

Aquatic Supervisor:
Kim Day

Services Provided

Recreation News

Rain In Puddle

Memorial Weekend Weather Alerts, Event Updates & Cancellations

May 24, 2019

The NOAA Hopkins Memorial Weekend Forecast is calling for a mix of rain and thunderstorms. With numerous outdoor events such as the Flea Market and Recreation Tournaments we want proactively plan for communicating weather related event updates and cancellations. All weather and event related alerts, updates and cancellations will be posted online at  This…

Recreation Assistant Supervisor

January 17, 2019

Recreation Department Assistant Supervisor Seasonal Position approximately Memorial Day-Labor Day Reports to Recreation Director Duties Include: #1: Scheduling: Create and fill all rec staff employment shifts Monitor schedule/shift changes daily Use online system provided #2 Pool/Water Park Supervision: First Aid/CPR certification required Lifeguard certification highly preferred #3 Rec Staff Supervision: All rec staff employees Swim lessons #4 Assist…

Recreation Seasonal Employees

January 17, 2019

The Sandy Pines Recreation Department is accepting applications for 2019 season. Do you want to be a part of all the excitement and activities?  The recreation department is looking for outgoing and dedicated people to be a part of the Sandy Pines Recreation Department. Seeking applications for: Ropes Course (Ages 18 and up) Lifeguards: Certified…

New Water Park Pool Rules

August 16, 2018

The pools and water park are a very popular place that many would like to enjoy.  It is a huge disappointment to get to the pool and see a closed sign.  The Recreation Staff has been challenged with numerous “findings” during the pool safety checks.  During the ten minute safety check members are asked to…

August 2018 Recreation News

August 3, 2018

August is here and we sure have been having fun! Mileage Club Mondays at the Chapel parking lot, Tie-Dye Tuesdays, Water Wednesday at the Recreation Station, Kids Club, Pre-Teen, and Teen club have been very popular. We continue to enjoy having fun activities for kids and families to enjoy at the park. Sponsored Fishing with…

July 2018 Recreation Department News

June 29, 2018

The Recreation Department would like to remind members of a few upcoming events: Wednesday, July 4 – Golf Cart Parade: 10 am from the Water Park to the Flea Market Saturday, July 7 – Drive-In Movie at Chapel: Open at 8 pm Movie begins at 9 pm Friday, July 13 – Registration DUE for Color…

June 2018 Recreation Department News

June 9, 2018

Thank you to all who participated in the events and tournaments during Memorial Weekend. We love to see so many people enjoying the recreational activities around the park. Congratulations to the tournament winners. Check out the Sandy Pines Recreational Community Facebook page to see some of the winners and participants in action! The Recreation Department…

May 2018 Recreation Update

May 4, 2018

The Recreation Department would like to welcome all of our new and returning staff! We are looking forward to a fantastic season at Sandy Pines. The Rec Dept. is still looking to hire additional staff for the ropes course ages 18+, if interested email The Memorial holiday weekend will be packed with various tournaments.…

April 2018 Recreation Update

April 18, 2018

Looking at the summer activities I would like to share some of the things that are being planned. We are hosting a car show on Saturday, June 23. If you have a vintage car we would like you to join the parade and have your car on display for members to see! All car drivers…

Memorial Day Flea Market
May 25, 2019

4th of July Fireworks
June 29, 2019

Vacation Bible School
July 29-Aug 2, 2019

Christmas In August
August 9-11, 2019