Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Activities

July/August Sessions

Session I – Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10, 2020 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. at James Couzens Memorial Park – $36.00 or drop in for $8.00/class – ages 18+.

Session II – Wednesdays – July 8, 15, 22 & 29 and August 5 & 12 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. at James Couzens Memorial Park – $36.00 or drop in for $8.00/class – ages 18+.

 

August/September Sessions

Session I – Mondays, August 17, 24 & 31, September 14, 21 & 28, 2020 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. at James Couzens Memorial Park – $36.00 or drop in for $8.00/class – ages 18+

Session II – Wednesdays, August 19 & 26, September 2, 16, 23 & 30, 2020 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. at James Couzens Memorial Park – $36.00 or drop in for $8.00/class – ages 18+

 

Registration forms are available at each session from the instructor.

Family & General Interest

Catch, spear, or shoot a tagged fish (expiration on tag will read 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019) in Park Lake and return the tag to the Bath Township Offices (14480 Webster Road) during business hours to claim your prize. All DNR rules apply.

Families interested in assisting in the development of Fletcher-Robson Nature Park can contact Becky Goodwin at (517) 641-5167. Projects are listed below:

Blue Bird House Construction – completed

Toad Abodes – available

Frog Tube Abodes – available

Mallard Duck House – in process of being completed

Barred Owl Nesting Box – in process of being completed

Youth Activities & Sports

Registration is now closed, however if a parent is interested in helping by volunteering to coach, please call Becky at (517) 641-5167 and your player can be added late. The commitment would be for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Those registering by August 1, 2020 will receive a soccer ball for the program.

 

U6 Soccer Info 2020-21

 

 

When COVID-19 hit Mid-Michigan, Bath Township Parks & Recreation cancelled programs, and consequently we were unable to hold our annual Easter Bunny event. We had many baskets to offer to those who would have attended our event. We would like to get these baskets in the hands of kids (ages 1-10). Therefore our Easter Bunny 2020 event will be offered virtually. Periodically throughout the summer, we will offer opportunities for youth to win one of the baskets. The events will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020 and will be posted below. To participate you must be between the ages of 1-10, a resident of Bath Township or provide documentation that you attended Bath Community Schools as a school of choice student from January – June 2020. Good luck!

 

Thank you to our sponsors: Basgall family, Goodwin family, Hebeler family, Dollar General of Bath Township, City Limits East, Impression 5 Science Center, and East Lansing Parks & Recreation.

 

Event #1: “Cotton Tails” – Congratulations to Noah

Event #2: Jelly Beans – Congratulations to Bella

Event #3 – Painted Rock 2020 – Congratulations to Levi

Truck or Treat has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 20. However please understand that this date is tentative and dependent on the Governor’s orders.

Buck Pole 2020 has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 15 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bath Senior Center. Please understand that the date, time and how the program is run may change due to the Governor’s orders. Thank you for your understanding.

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)

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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.