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

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

*Rentals are due back 1 hour before closing to avoid further fines.

Happy Shack

Monday - Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Water Park/Adult Pool

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

Phase 3 Pool

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

Ropes Course

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

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318 

Recreation Director:
Cathie Strevel


The new Recreation Events Calendar is now available! The current Featured Events and 50th Anniversary schedule is now available.

Recreation News

Recreation News October 202

October 8, 2021

Thank You for a Great Season! As the Recreation Department staff are back to school we appreciate all the team does to provide all the fun during the season! We enjoy reflecting on all the memorable events this season. Favorites include car show, Halloween, Christmas, Color Run, tiedye Tuesday, foam party, live music, family fun…

COVID Update 9/4/21

September 4, 2021

To Our Valued Sandy Pines Members and Community: As you are aware through numerous communications over the last year, Sandy Pines continues to have in place a COVID-19 Emergency Plan and Procedure which meets MIOSHA and MDHHS requirements. Sandy Pines’ leadership continues to work with the Allegan County Health Department (“ACHD”) and MIOSHA reviewing these…

Recreation News August

July 30, 2021

“The best of times are those spent with family!” We had a great turnout for Family Fun Day. It is so nice to see so many families together enjoying time at Sandy Pines. Thank you to the adults, teens, rec staff, and board members who volunteered to make this event a success. Also thank you…

50th Anniversary Catered Picnic Cancelled

July 14, 2021

Due to a lack of sign ups we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Park Wide Catered Picnic that was originally scheduled for Saturday July 31st. We are working on making up the event with a local vendor. Keep your eye on our event calendar for more information! Thank you for your understanding.

Update On Boat Rule Change

July 6, 2021

Last week an email sent included an error. The recreational sport of surfing is not banned. The motion that was passed specifically bans ballast filling not the sport. The actual rule reads as follows: Effective immediately temporarily suspend the ballast functions and usage of the ballast functions or any alterations to any boat trying to produce waves for wake surfing for the…

Sandy Pines Rainbow of Color Run Reminder

July 1, 2021

The 2021 Sandy Pines Rainbow of Color Run is Saturday, July 31. Registration is open and available at the rec dept office near the water park. Deadline to receive your preferred size for race t-shirt is July 13! Stop by today to guarantee your spot for one of the favorite events. This event is from…

Recreation News July 2021

June 30, 2021

By Nikki Hoogewind Ready, Set, Celebrate! We continue to celebrate 50 years with numerous events this season at Sandy Pines! Highlights from June include Decorate the Decades, Rubber Duck races, Trivia night, Drive-in movie, Cruise the Pines, kid craft sale, foam party, live music, scavenger hunt, Where’s Sandy?, fishing with Roger, and the start…

Recreation Schedule 2021

June 15, 2021

Recreation News May 2021

April 30, 2021

By Nikki Hoogewind 50th Anniversary Celebration May is here and Memorial Weekend will kick off a 50th celebration season of with lots of activities. Check out the weekend flyers and online calendar to stay up to date on all the action and events. We are planning to host tournaments Memorial weekend with action starting…

Sandy Pines Memorial-Soldier

Memorial Day Service 2021

April 30, 2021

We will once again be commemorating those who gave all in service to our country on May 31, 2021, at 9:30 am, at the Veteran’s Memorial. Memorial Weekend is always an exciting time of welcome and homecoming for park members. Every year on Memorial Day, we offer a beautiful Memorial Service, dedicated to all who…

Annual Election
August 21, 2021

Labor Day Tournaments
September 3-5, 2021

Pancake Breakfast
September 4, 2021

Labor Day Fireworks
September 4, 2021