Special Events





Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9:30am – 1pm | @ Cityside Middle School | FREE! 

Every year the State of Michigan designates April as the “Month of the Young Child” to celebrate young children and their families. Please join us for games, music, and art activities appropriate for 3rd graders and younger. Parents will also be provided bike and car seat safety information as well as educational resources appropriate for parents of young children. You will also want to head outdoors to the front of the school to have your children hop on a fire truck, school bus, cement truck, and other vehicles. Additionally, there will be face painting, animals to pet, and special visits from team mascots. You won’t want to miss this! For more information, contact Maggie Huizenga at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital at 748.2832 or maggie.huizenga@spectrumhealth.org.





K-5th Graders | Friday March 1st, 2019 | $9, Zeeland Resident | $12, Non-Resident
All princesses in grades K-5, along with their special guy, are invited to join us for “A Night of Elegance”. Join us for a special night to remember, filled with dancing, refreshments, and fun! There will be a DJ, dancing, punch, cookies, photo booths, and more! Registration will open in December, 2018. 



Mondays | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | @ Cityside Middle School Chix Coop | Instructor: Dr. Jessica Roberts, PT, GCS

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Dr. Jessica Roberts to offer FREE educational seminars focused on exploring the important and powerful relationship between aging and exercise! Seminar topics span from exercise guidelines for generally healthy older adults to those who struggle with various conditions or concerns. We will review basic changes in the body with aging as well as with various conditions, how appropriate exercise can significantly benefit your mobility and quality of life regardless of health status, and where to get further guidance if you need it. The intended audience is adults 55 yrs old + as well as those who are involved in the care of an elderly family member or friend. Dr. Jessica Roberts is the owner of Jessica Roberts Physical Therapy & Wellness, a mobile private practice serving older adults in Holland, MI and the surrounding area. Her innovative practice reaches beyond walls with Physical Therapy taking place in the comfort and convenience of the home, and Wellness services and classes offered at community venues across town. She provides individualized education and expert care to equip adults to actively participate in their own journey toward optimal aging. The emphasis of her practice is on intervening early to proactively stave off preventable issues associated with aging so older adults can participate in activities they love. Although this series is free, registration is required. To register, click here, OR call (616) 748-3230.

  • October 23, 2017: Exercise for Healthy Aging 101
  • November 13, 2017: Exercise & Arthritis
  • December 18, 2017: Exercise & Neurologic Disease: Parkinson’s / MS / Stroke
  • January 22, 2018: Exercise & Heart / Lung Disease
  • February 12, 2018: Exercise & Low Bone Mass / Osteoporosis
  • March 12, 2018: Exercise & Diabetes / Weight Loss
  • April 23, 2018: Exercise & Mental Health / Cognitive Disease



K-5th Graders | Friday in October, 2018 (Exact Date TBD) | @ Hudsonville Lanes | $18 p/couple, Zeeland Resident | $21 p/couple, Non-Resident | $6 for each additional son | 
Join us for the 19th annual “Mother-Son Rock-n-Bowl” event! Boys in grades K-5 will enjoy a night of bowling with their special person: Mom, Grandma or favorite Aunt! There are two separate session. Registration will open in September, 2018. 



January – February, 2019 | $15

Need a little incentive to kick the new year off strong? Join our 8th annual “Lazy Man Triathlon”! All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate! With four categories to choose from, there is something for everyone! Registration will open in August, 2018. 


HOW IT WORKS: Register at the service desk in the Zeeland Recreation office. Upon registration, you will choose your challenge and receive your mileage log. You may begin logging your mileage in January (exact date TBD), and the challenge must complete your challenge in February (exact date TBD). After your challenge is complete, you will turn your mileage log back into the service desk, feel awesome about your accomplishment, and earn a chance to win great prizes! Prize drawings will take place in mid-February (exact date TBD). Winners will be notified by phone and names will be posted.



Ironman Olympic Sprint Team Relay

(track, treadmill, etc.)

26.2 miles 6.2 miles 3.1 miles *see below

(Spin classes, stationary, recumbent, road bike, etc.)

112 miles 24 miles 13.2 miles *see below

(laps in a pool, any stroke, with a kickboard, shallow or deep water walking)

2.4 miles 1 mile ½ mile *see below

*Team Relay: Register as a team of 2 (or 3 max) and choose to complete the challenge of your choice.


PRIZES: All those who complete their challenge on time and submit a completed mileage log to the service desk will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win great prizes! One winner will be selected from each challenge category to win the prize listed below. Plus, new this year, one person will be chosen to win a fitness tracker, valued at up to $200!*

  • Ironman: 1-year Cardio & Fitness membership
  • Olympic: 6-month Cardio & Fitness membership
  • Sprint: 3-month Cardio & Fitness membership
  • Team Relay: 1-month membership for each team member
  • *Fitness Tracker: Choice of a Fitbit Alta HR, Charge 2 or Blaze (up to $200 value)


HELPFUL MILEAGE EQUIVALENTS: Mix it up! Here are some helpful ways to help you stay motivated and earn your mileage!

  • Swim 1 mile = 36 laps or 72 lengths
  • 45-minute Spin class = 10 miles
  • Cardio Equipment = Use the miles you log on the treadmill, arc trainer, and/or elliptical toward your
    run or walk mileage. Use display screen to track your mileage.
  • Land Group Fitness Class = 10 miles toward your run or walk mileage
  • Aquatic Group Fitness Class = 10 laps toward your swim mileage