Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Parks and Trail

Calendar of Events

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Date Event TimeLocation
04/13 - 05/18 Comstock Senior Walking Club
Walking can be fun and truly a great way for your family to bond while staying healthy and getting fit. It is also an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the outdoors! Our 6-week program meets once per week. All levels and abilities are welcome and walking distances vary throughout the group. We welcome individuals, friends, and families. Pedometers will be given out to track our steps and see our progress! Cost: Free. For registration call 269-343-8212.
Thursdays 11:00am KRV Trail - Meet at the Comstock Community Center (6330 King Hwy)
04/20 - 05/18 Galesburg Family Walking Program
An after-school walking club on the KRV Trail. Walking can be a great way for your family to bond and for everyone to get healthy and stay fit. This 5-week program meets once per week and gives you the opportunity to experience the KRVT, socialize, stay active, and be outside! All levels and abilities are welcome and walking distances vary throughout the group. Pre and post-fitness tests are part of the program.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (unless they are enrolled and participating with the afterschool childcare program).
For questions call 269-383-8778
Thursdays 3:25pm KRV Trail - Meet outside at the east end of Galesburg-Augusta Primary School (315 W Battle Creek St)
04/25 - 05/30 KRVT Walking Club West
Walking in a group increases your commitment to sticking to your routine, and it is a great chance to socialize and make new friends! Did you know that walking can reduce stress, help prevent heart disease, improve sleep, and help you maintain or lose weight? All levels and abilities are welcome and walking distances vary throughout the group. Fee: Free. For questions, please call 269-383-8778.
Tuesdays 9:00am KRV Trail - Meet at the 10th St parking lot near the Caboose
05/01 - 05/29 Monday Morning Cruisers
If you are looking for a group to bike with at a casual pace, we have the solution. Join us on Monday mornings for an easy ride along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Meeting points will rotate every two weeks, giving you an opportunity to experience all of the beauty of the KRVT. Fee: Free. For questions call 269-383-8778
5/1 & 5/8: Meet at the KRV Trail parking lot in Verburg Park, just west of Riverview Dr on Paterson St
5/15, 5/22 & 5/29: Meet at Mayors' Riverfront Park, 251 Mills St
Mondays 9:00am KRV Trail
05/01 Trail Clean Up Days
The success of many of our trail programs depends on the volunteer efforts on the members of our community. If you're looking for a way to make a difference, support the trail, and meet new people, please join us. Call 269-383-8778 to sign up.
Monday 4:00pm KRV Trail - Meet at Verburg Park
05/02 - 09/12 Networkingout: Kalamazoo
Work towards a healthier and more active lifestyle through power walking, jogging or running! This program provides an environment where people can come together, network, build relationships, all while engaging in activities that promote health and wellness. For more information contact Carmen James or Regina Miller at 269-341-0775 or email FitBellaVei@gmail.com or reginalmiller31@gmail.com
Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm KRV Trail. Meet at the pavilion at Mayor's River Front Park.
05/02 Trail Clean Up Days
The success of many of our trail programs depends on the volunteer efforts on the members of our community. If you're looking for a way to make a difference, support the trail, and meet new people, please join us. Call 269-383-8778 to sign up.
Tuesday 4:00pm KRV Trail - Meet at Mayors' Riverfront Park
05/03 - 05/31 River Oaks Dog Walkers Club
Do you and Fido regularly get out and walk the KRVT? We are starting a new walking group this spring meeting at River Oaks Dog Park. This is a great opportunity for dog owners to meet one another and to get some valuable exercise. Please note that a leash is required inside the park and also while on the KRVT. Cost: Kalamazoo County Parks Daily Pass or Annual Pass. For questions call 269-383-8778.
Wednesdays 5:30pm KRV Trail - meet at the River Oaks Dog Park
05/04 Spring Wildflower Golf Cart Tours
We are pleased to offer wildflower tours via golf cart for senior citizens and persons with a disability. This leisurely journey will allow you the opportunity to see and learn about our native spring wildflowers that grow along the trail. Golf cart space is very limited, and pre-registration for this program is required. Those wishing to walk are welcome as well. Fee: Free. For registration or questions call 269-383-8778.
Thursday 10:00am and Noon KRV Trail - Meet at Markin Glen County Park (5300 N Westnedge)
05/06 Dog Walk & K-9 Festival
Outdoor festival for canines and humans of all ages, benefiting the Kalamazoo Humane Society. Admission: $20 per person. For more information contact Julie Barber at 269-743-0393 or jbarber@kazoohumane.org www.kazoohumane.org/dogwalk
Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm Prairie View County Park
05/07 Borgess Run for the Health of It
Family fitness is literally "hitting the trail" in Kalamazoo the weekend of May 6-7. The courses for both the Kalamazoo marathon and the Borgess Half Marathon utilize a portion of the KRVT. For more information visit www.borgessrun.com
Sunday 8:00am KRV Trail
05/13 2017 TrailBlazer
Enjoy one of the first rides of spring on the Kal-Haven Trail. With 3 starting points, Kalamazoo, South Haven or Bloomingdale, you can ride the distance right for you! This year's TrailBlazer is being hosted by the Friends of the Kal-Haven and Kalamazoo River Valley Trailway. The mission of these groups is to provide support for expansion and maintenance of the Trails and continued programming, thereby attracting more people to take advantage of this regional resource. To register visit http://snapregistration.com/kalhaven/
Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm KRV Trail/Kal-Haven Trail
05/13 - 05/21 Kalamazoo Bike Week
Kalamazoo Bike Week is all about celebrating cycling. It promotes cycling advocacy, awareness, education, and most importantly, fun! For a complete list of events visit www.kalamazoobikeweek.com
Saturday Sunday KRV Trail
05/20 Fourth Annual Open Roads Bike-a-Palooza
This fundraiser event supports the Open Roads Bike Program, and includes a scavenger hunt on the KRVT, a silent auction, and live music. Complete details at www.openroadsbike.org/bike-a-palooza
Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm KRV Trail
05/27 - 05/28 KISS - Kalamazoo Invitational Soccer Showcase
The KISS Tournament is a youth soccer tournament that was founded in 1990 and has grown in size and stature to become one of the most respected events in the country. Hosted by Midwest United FC Kzoo, teams will attend from across the country and Canada. Competition is very diverse with many teams attending from outside Michigan. For more information visit www.kissshowcase.com
Saturday Sunday River Oaks County Park
05/28 38th Seahorse Challenge Triathlon
Triathlon races at Cold Brook County Park:
Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 6.5mi. run
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 3.3mi. run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 10k bike, 1mi. run
For more information visit www.3disciplines.com
Sunday 8:00am Cold Brook County Park


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