2020 Painted Rock Winners

Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Activities

Family & General Interest

This program is cancelled until further notice.


Country Music Jam Info 2020

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.

U6 Soccer Info 2020-21

Event has been cancelled

Join the Bath American Legion Post #412 and Bath Charter Township Parks & Recreation on October 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the entrance of Bath High School. Cars can pull into the drive, make the circle drive and return for a bag of treats (1 per child). This program is in partner with the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion.

Sharpen those pencils and gather your thoughts for Letters to Santa from November 13 – December 11, 2020. A drop box will be located in the entry of the Bath Township Offices. All letters placed in the box through December 11 will receive a response. This program is in partnership with the Bath American Legion Post #412 Ladies Auxillary.

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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.