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

Closed for the season

Pools & Ropes Course Hours

Closed for the season

Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318 

Recreation Director:
Nikki Hoogewind


Recreation News

Sandy Pines Handbook Rulebook 10-01-19

2019 Handbook Rulebook Revisions

October 17, 2019

At the end of each season in which Sandy Pines Handbook & Rulebook revisions are voted on and passed by the Board of Directors, we update the Handbook and pass the information on to Members. It is every Member’s responsibility to know, understand, and stay up to date with park rules and regulations. All 2019…

September Footprints

September 5, 2019

The September Issue of the Sandy Pines Footprints In The Sand is online at and available for pickup throughout the park. As we transition to fall it’s time to schedule winterizations, get ready for annual dues & electric, and stay on top of leaf cleanup. Ready, Set, Fall.

Labor Day Reminders

August 30, 2019

With the weekend upon us, please remember to have a fun and safe Labor Day Holiday. Please remind all guests of our 10 MPH park speed limit. Please park in properly designated areas. Please be mindful of others if facilities get crowded. Please remember only adults are allowed in the Adult Pool regardless of how…

Jeff Sweitzer-London Photo

Welcome Jeff

August 28, 2019

Hello Sandy Pines members.  I am Jeff Sweitzer and I am blessed to be your next Park President. I am a West Michigan resident married for 25 years to my wonderful wife, Amy. We have 3 wonderful children, Kennedy a sophomore at Aquinas College, Rece, a junior and Elly a sophomore both attend Hudsonville High…

Weekend Flyer

August 22, 2019

The August 23-25, 2019 Weekend Flyer is online and ready for pick up throughout the park. We have a lake treatment Thursday and The Calder Band will be performing at 5:30 at the Pavilion. The rest of the weekend features movies, document shredding, food trucks, and Sunday AM Chapel Service with Ryan Waalkes and the…

Now Hiring: Supervisor of Aquatics

July 25, 2019

Title Supervisor of Aquatics Immediate supervisor Recreation Director Qualifications Must possess instruction certification for First Aid, CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens from the American Red Cross or equivalent. Life Guard certification Strength in scheduling activities with an excellent attention to details. Excellent communication skills, a good sense of public relations, ability to interact positively with…

Weekend Flyer July 26-28

Weekend Flyer July 26-28

July 25, 2019

Trunk Or Treat has been rescheduled for Saturday 7/27 at 11 am as to not conflict with our evening Drive In Movie Toy Story 3. The Cardboard Boat Race has unfortunately been cancelled as we didn’t get the volunteers needed to help run the event. Sunday’s AM Chapel Service is hosted by Pastor Brian Bosscher and the PM Concert…

Lighting Strike

Alerts & Cancellations

July 22, 2019

Sandy Pines Park alerts, notifications, updates, and cancellations are posted online at Depending on the severity of the alert and the number of people it may impact, alerts will also be posted on our Sand Pines Facebook Page, sent to members by email and/or by text message. Please note that park members are also…

Pool & Splash Pad Rules

Water Park & Pool Reminders

July 19, 2019

The hot and humid summer season is upon us. As such our Pools & Water Park will be very popular destinations during the warm temps. Please remember these Pool & Water Park rules for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons: Anyone 12 and under must be supervised. Swim diapers are required, child may not…

Now Hiring Lifeguards

July 18, 2019

The Sandy Pines Recreation Department is now hiring  Certified Lifeguards. Must be willing to work weekends. If interested please email for more information.

February 8, 2020

Memorial Day Flea Market
May 23, 2020

4th Of July Fireworks
July 4, 2020

Christmas In August
August 7-9, 2020