Buck Pole 2019 Results

192 people attended the event and 18 deer were brought to the pole.

Bucks were scored by representatives from Commemorative Bucks of Michigan. The number of points added to the longest inside measurement.


Adult Division

Tyler 27 3/8 – Laingsburg
Jeremy 27 0/8 – Bath
Jeff 26 3/8 – Bath
Aaron 26 1/8 – DeWitt
Chuck 25 0/8 – Bath
Brennen 24 7/8 – Lansing
Adam 24 4/8 – Bath
Mike S. 24 0/8 – Bath
Kasey 23 7/8 – St. Johns
David K. 23 6/8 – Bath
David S. 23 4/8 – Laingsburg
Jake 23 2/8 – Bath
Andrew 22 5/8 – Lansing
Mike G. 22 4/8 – Bath


Youth Division

Gavin 25 4/8 – DeWitt
Nathan 24 3/8 – Bath
Brady 21 1/8 – Laingsburg

Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Activities

Join other adults on Monday, November 18 & 25, December 2, 9 & 16, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. in the Bath Senior Center for Adult Table Game Night. Bring a game to share or join in a game that others have brought to share. This event is for ages 18 and older (no one under the age of 18 may be at the event). Register on your first night and then sign in for subsequent visits. This event is free and open to the public.

Informational Flier with Dates

Drum Circles spark creativity allowing you to express yourself through spontaneous and free-form music creation – just stay with the beat!

Drum Circles foster community and bring people together! Meet different kinds of people from all walks of life who attend for the rhythm, fun, and fellowship. Make new friends and have fun! Drum Circles are for everyone!!

Group Drumming has proven health benefits. Drum Circles relieve stress, boosts the immune system, burns calories, can be beneficial for people who experience anxiety and depression, and instills a sense of well-being in participants.

Registration takes place at the event.

Join instructor Erin Meadows for Gentle Yoga at the Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road):

  • October/November: Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on October 21, 28, November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 2019 for a fee of $36.00
  • October/November: Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019 for a fee of $36.00.

Registration takes place at the event (on the first night of each session) at the BCC.

Cash or checks accepted. Checks can be made out to Bath Township.

This class will focus on stretching the body, balance, deep breathing, promoting a clear mind, body relaxation, setting intentions, strengthening and listening to your body. Participants will need to bring a Yoga mat and blanket to class.

This program is for anyone age 18 and older.

September/October Registration Form

If you are a male resident of Bath Township, age 25 and over, you are invited to participate in Men’s Open Gym Basketball.

This FREE program takes place in the Bath Middle School gym on Sundays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The program began on September 8, 2019 and will run through December 15, 2019.

Simply register on your first visit, and then just sign in at subsequent visits.

Informational Flier

If you are a female resident of Bath Township, age 21 and over, you are invited to participate in Women’s Open Gym Basketball.

This FREE program takes place in the Bath Middle School gym on Sundays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The program will begin October 13, 2019 and will run through December 15, 2019..

Simply register on your first visit, and then just sign in at subsequent visits.

Informational Flier

Zumba is a fitness program designed with Latin and International dance rhythms for ages 18+. This workout feeds the body, soul & mind.

Join instructor Jade Arnold for Zumba from  at the Bath Community Center (5959 Park Lake Road – Bath)

  • November/December: Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm:  November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19, 2019 – $30.00/session

 Registration takes place at the event.

This program is offered to anyone age 18 and older.

Family & General Interest

Fish have been tagged in Park Lake for the 2019 Fishing Contest.

Catch a fish with a 2019 tag.  Remove the tag and bring it to the Bath Township Offices to claim your prize.

Fishing Contest 2019

Youth Activities & Sports

Boys and girls in 2nd grade are invited to take part in the HYRA (Haslett Youth Recreation Association) recreation basketball league. Ideally, teams will consist of up to 8 players with 4v4 games and coaches acting as officials. Teams will be gender specific and sport the Bath Twp. Parks & Recreational reversible jersey.

Games will be played on Saturdays in January, February & March in Haslett and practices will be held in Bath beginning in January.

Program Information

Registration Form

Emergency Medical Form (REQUIRED)

If your child has not previously participated in a Parks & Recreation sport, you are required to complete and return the following packet:

Concussion Packet

The program is FULL. Contact Becky Goodwin to be placed on the wait list at (517) 641-5167.

Registration for the Clinic will be held in the Bath Twp. Offices October 1-17 or until the program is full (whichever comes first). The fee to participate is $20.00 and must be paid at the time of registration. Each registrant will receive a basketball. The program is limited to 24 participants, so register early! If you have any questions, please call Becky at 641-5167.

Grab your tennis shoes and join in the fun of the Fall 2019 Coed K-1 Basketball Clinic in the Bath Elementary Gym on Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm. (Note: Cancelled dates will not be made up.) This program will provide a recreational opportunity with instruction for the development of individual skills. An emphasis will be placed on team play and group cooperation.

Program Flier

U6 Soccer Registration has ONE OPENING. Please contact Parks & Recreation Director Becky Goodwin at (517) 641-5167 if you are interested.

This program is open to boys and girls born between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015 (birthdates are strictly adhered to). The U6 Soccer Clinic includes both the Fall 2019 season and Spring 2020 seasons.

The Fall season will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, dates to include September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 2019 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Spring season will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Players that register prior to the registration deadline of August 2, 2019 will receive a soccer ball.

U6 Soccer Information

Department Information

Rebecca Goodwin, Director
Email: rgoodwin@bathtownship.us

Hours vary. Please call for an appointment.

Program Registration 

Township Offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6728 or direct at (517) 641-5167

CANCELLATION LINE: (517) 641-5168

Fax: (517) 641-4170

There is a secure, 24-hour drop box located next the Township Office entrance that may be used for any township business.


Quarterly Updates

To receive quarterly updates on P&R Programs, please send your request to be added to the parent email group to Director Becky Goodwin.

Parks & Recreation Mission Statement

To provide educational programs, recreational activities, community facilities and quality parks for the enrichment of Bath Township residents.

Weather-Related Closings

A reminder from Bath Charter Township about weather-related closings: If Bath Community Schools close due to weather, then Parks & Recreation activities will be cancelled, and the Senior Center will be closed. When this happens, we will also announce it to the public on the Township’s website and Facebook.

Additional Information

To be considered for a volunteer coaching position, complete the coaching application and return it to Director Becky Goodwin.

Application to Coach

If you are being considered for a coaching  position, you will be asked to:

  • Submit a copy of your driver’s license for a background check if you have not coached in the past 12 months for Bath Township Parks & Recreation.
  • Take the CDC Heads Up! Concussion Training in Youth Sports for coaches (if you have not already done this.)
  • Submit a copy of the CDC Heads Up in Concussion Training for Youth Coaches Certificate indicating you have passed the 35 minute online training (unless you already have one on file with our office).
  • Read, sign and return the Coaches Code of Ethics Pledge.

Handbook for Coaches, Participants & Parents

This handbook is presented to serve as a reference, so that you may understand the philosophies and guidelines regarding the youth programs and allow you to do your part to help make the Bath Charter Township programs a success.

Coaches (Pages 9-19)

Participants (Pages 20-23)

Parents (Pages 24-28)


It is believed that through these tough economic times, some children are not participating in after school activities due to a lack of funds. As a caring community, Bath Township Parks & Recreation wants to assist families who are struggling and afford the children in these families the opportunity to participate in parks and recreation programs.

For the past 12 months, we have been working to raise money to support a youth Scholarship Assistance Program (SAP).

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Ages 4-18, and
  • At least 1 parent must reside in Bath Charter Township, or
  • Registrant must be a Bath School student (School of Choice counts as a resident), or
  • You must participate in the Bath Schools free/reduced lunch program, or
  • Carry a Bridge Card, or Medicaid Card with the child’s name on it.
Any youth who wishes to apply for scholarship assistance will be required to pay a $10.00 registration fee and a parent of each participant will be asked to volunteer their time to a future Parks & Recreation event. For programs less than $11.00, the entire fee will be covered.

Uniforms will not be a covered expense through the SAP program, only registration fees.  If the participant needs a reversible jersey they may be required to purchase one for $20.00 if a used jersey is not available.

Please understand that not all offerings qualify for scholarship funding.

Scholarship applications are available at the Bath Township Offices.

Money raised through events offered, a donation canister, public and private assistance, and a letter and grant writing campaign, have all played a role in establishing this fund. If you or your business would be interested in donating to the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund, please contact Director Becky Goodwin. No donation is too small.

Bath Township Parks & Recreation would like to thank and recognize the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation for their substantial donation in 2012 to provide the seed for the youth Scholarship Assistance Program fund.

Volunteers are always needed for Bath Township Parks & Recreation programs, such as Truck or Treat, Buck Pole, the Easter Bunny Event, etc.

If you are interested, please contact Director Becky Goodwin.