Tetherball Pole

Donation by DL Kesler & Sons

Installation by Mike Goodwin

A Tetherball Pole has been installed in Wiswasser Park.  Thank you to DL Kesler & Sons for their donation of a pole and to Bath Township Public Works employee Mike Goodwin for the preparation and installation.

Tetherball is a game for two opposing players. While not officially recognized as a sport, it is generally an outdoor activity. The equipment consists of a stationary metal pole, from which is hung a volleyball from a rope or tether. The two players stand on opposite sides of the pole. Each player tries to hit the ball one way; one clockwise, and one counterclockwise. The game ends when one player manages to wind the ball all the way around the pole so that it is stopped by the rope. It must not bounce.

Current Programs & Events

Adult Fitness & Activities


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):

  • September/October: Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 2019 for a fee of $36.00
  • September/October: Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm on September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 15, 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)

  • September & October: Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 2019 – $30.00/session or drop in for $7.00/night

 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

Dates: (1-day class)
October 12, 2019
November 9, 2019

Home Study – You must register in the Bath Township Offices. You will receive the book at registration. Chapter Review questions in the back of the book MUST be completed when you report to class.

Field Study – Call Becky at 641-5167 to register. Take an online Hunter Safety class identified by the DNR as qualifying (PRINT OFF THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND BRING IT TO CLASS) and attend the 1-day Hunter Safety class from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, the instructor will ask you to leave as s/he can no longer assist you in getting your Hunter Safety Certificate.

Location: Rose Lake Shooting Range (14500 Peacock Road – Bath)

Cost: $4.00 (to be paid upon arrival to class)

Equipment Needed: None – all equipment is provided.

Map to Rose Lake Shooting Range

Ghostbusters Dance Registration will take place 9/23 – 9/27 at the Bath Township Offices. Fee: $10.00
The program is open to boys and girls in Grades 1-5 and culminates with a performance at the Truck or Treat Event on October 21.
Late registrations will ONLY be accepted if there are at least 8 dancers registered by Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m.
If your child has not participated in a Parks & Recreation physical activity before, the following Concussion Packet is required to be reviewed, completed and returned with the registration form.

Truck or Treat 2019

Date:  Monday, October 21, 2019

BACK-UP DATE: October 28, 2019 (in case of inclement weather)

Time:  6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location:  North Parking lot of Bath High School

Fee:  Free & open to the public


Businesses Attending:

Granger Waste Services

Haslett, East Lansing Dental 

Peru’s Hairstyling

Stier Brothers

West Orthodontics

Doug & Anne Winkel 

Youth Activities & Sports

Registration begins October 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the Township Offices. Forms are only available at the Township Offices.

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

Flag Football Schedule – Fall 2019

All games will be played @ Nancy Moore Park softball diamonds (Unless otherwise listed)

2100 Gaylord C. Smith, Haslett MI (off of Okemos road, just north or Grand River Ave.)

Towner Road Park 2055 Towner Road, Haslett

Williamston Field (Discovery Elementary) 350 Highland Williamston

The first team listed is the home team. (Dark Jersey)

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.


We have installed a GaGa Ball pit at Wiswasser Park! We’ve even provided a ball so all you have to do is find people and PLAY!

GaGA is a variant of dodgeball that is played in a “pit.” The game combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. Players hit the ball at each other with their hands, and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the knee.

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.