Sandy Pines Recreation Staff

The Sandy Pines Recreation Team operates our Recreation Station, Happy Shack Snack Stand, Game Room, Pools, Ropes Course, and our all big summer activities, holiday tournaments, events. Most of our Recreation Staff are high school and college students. This is why we typically open for Memorial Weekend, then close the Pools and Ropes Course until school is out and then reopen for the summer season. This is also why we close the Pools and Ropes Course near the end of August when schools starts again but then open for the last hurrah on Labor Day Weekend.

Recreation Office Hours

11 am-9 pm Monday-Sunday

Happy Shack

11 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday
11 am-7 pm Friday-Saturday

Water Park/Adult Pool

11 am-9 pm Monday-Saturday
11 am-6 pm Sunday

*All hours weather permitting

Phase 3 Pool

1-8 pm Monday-Saturday
1-6 pm Sunday

*All hours weather permitting

Ropes Course

6:30-8:30 pm Monday
1-3 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday
6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday & Thursday
1-4 pm & 6-9 pm Friday
10 am-2 pm & 6-9 pm Saturday
1-4 pm Sunday

*All hours weather permitting

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318 

Recreation Director:
Nikki Hoogewind


Rec Schedule Revised (7-10-20)

Recreation News

Recreation August News

July 23, 2020

By: Nikki Hoogewind Christmas In August It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It is one of the highlight events of the summer to plan, decorate, and travel around looking at all the wonderful Christmas displays.  Sandy Pines Christmas Eve weekend includes the Night, Light Boat parade around the lake, Dicks Brat Cookout,…

Sandy Pines Recreation Staff

Recreation July Update

June 30, 2020

By: Nikki Hoogewind The summer is here and people in the park are active. Recreation is happy to be able to provide as many fun and enjoyable activities as possible with extra safety restrictions and precautions.  Highlights from June include tennis and golf lessons, Zumba and the opening of the pools and water park.  We…

Sandy Pines Ropes Course

Ropes Course Reopening

June 24, 2020

The Sandy Pine Ropes Course will reopen on Thursday, June 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The course has been closed this season due to COVID-19. Height requirement, dry clothing and closed toe shoes required. Please note all hours are weather permitting as the course cannot operate safely in extreme heat or wet conditions. Hours…

Texting on a blanket

SMS Text Opt In

June 22, 2020

Sandy Pines has a new SMS text opt-in for Members, Associate Members, Guests, and Campers who would like park news, event updates, weather alerts, cancellations, and closures. To Opt-In:       Text “SANDYPINES” to 67283 To Opt-Out:    Text “STOP” to 67283 You can opt-in or out at any time. Text & data rates will…

Pool & Ladder

Pool Openings & Procedures

June 12, 2020

Sandy Pines Adult pool, family pool/water park, and phase 3 pool Date to open: Monday, June 22, 2020 Phase 3 Pool Hours Monday-Saturday 1:00 pm-8:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm Limit: 20 guests Water Park Hours Family Pool & Slide Monday-Saturday 11:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am-6:00 pm Limit: 50 guests Adult Pool Hours Monday-Saturday…

March Recreation News

February 25, 2020

By: Nikki Hoogewind Winterfest was a great time for people to gather, eat, spend time together and enjoy Sandy Pines in the winter.  Thank you to Gerda Pitcher and all the volunteers who organized, helped plan, set up, tear down, and worked a station to make this event so much fun.  It is a…

Sandy Pines February Wall Calendar on wall

February Communications Update

February 3, 2020

By: Josh Janowiak 2020 Calendar of Events Welcome to a new year and a new decade! With the completion of our 2020 Wall Calendars, all our annual events and holiday weekends are scheduled and ready for planning. We know that you like to plan your outings, family, and friend gatherings around our biggest events…

Aerial Photo of new mini golf carpet

February Maintenance Update

February 3, 2020

By: Ben Fifelski Winter is always one of our busiest times of the season as we’re busy maintaining all the buildings, structures, and amenities that are utilized by members, guests, and campers all summer long.  One of our largest off season projects for the past few years has been updating water risers in each…

Family Fun Day Duck Pond

February Recreation News

January 21, 2020

By: Nikki Hoogewind Happy New Year! 2020 looks to be a fantastic season with exciting events planned.  If you have any suggestions or events you would like to recommend please email with your ideas. Save These Dates May 25                  Memorial Day Service June 13                  Drive-In Movie June 20                  Classic Car Show June 27                 …

50th Anniversary Image

What’s Next – 50th Anniversary Planning

January 20, 2020

By: Marcie Palmer Happy New Year Sandy Piners!  I hope this message finds you having had a peace-filled holiday season. The count down to the 50th Anniversary of Sandy Pines has started.  2021 marks the anniversary of the park and planning of the celebration is underway. As you may know, for the past several months…

Light Bike Parade
August 7, 2020

Color the Pines
August 7-9, 2020

Christmas in August
August 7-9, 2020

Merch Store Closes
August 16, 2020