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


Happy Shack


Water Park/Adult Pool


Phase 3 Pool


Ropes Course


Contact Information

Telephone: (616) 896-8318 

Recreation Director:
Nikki Hoogewind


The new Recreation Events Calendar will be available in spring 2021. The current Featured Events and 50th Anniversary schedule is now available.

Recreation News

Recreation November News

November 1, 2020

November As we enter the month of November, the park is much quieter. The members have packed up and headed to different locations until we can again return to our Happy Place. It is during this time away from Sandy Pines that we can appreciate all the things that we enjoy most. “It is not…

2021 Calendars

October 16, 2020

Get your 2020 Sandy Pines Wall Calendar and start planning for the new year and summer season. The calendars feature 12 months of  Sandy Pines signature events, seasonal openings & closings, Board of Directors Meetings, US holidays, moon phases, and more alongside park photos displaying year-round beauty of our park. The calendars also include a…

Recreation October News

September 29, 2020

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall”- Oscar Wilde. This quote seems very fitting as the summer seems to have quickly faded into fall. The attire needs too have changed from beachwear to comfy sweatshirts or jackets as you travel around the park or enjoy a cozy campfire. Soon the season will come to…

Recreation September News

August 31, 2020

As we head into September, much of the Rec Dept staff will be heading back to school.  This season has been very different, and we appreciate all the members and guests who were kind and supportive at the events that we were able to offer this season. We have big things planned for next season…

Line Dancing Lessons

August 18, 2020

Line Dancing Lessons will begin tonight 8/18, outdoors at the Phase 3 Picnic Shelter. Beginner lessons 6-6:45pm. Improver 6:45-7:30pm. All are welcome!

Recreation Rave Update

August 4, 2020

Adult tennis lessons are on for 8/5 thru 9/2. Correction: no adult golf lessons tomorrow, 8/5.

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 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…

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Happy Camper Text Alerts

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. It’s called our Happy Camper Text Alerts and you can opt-in or out at any time. To Opt-In:       Text “SANDYPINES” to 67283 To Opt-Out:    Text…

Memorial Flea Market
May 29, 2021

4th of July Fireworks
July 3, 2021

50th Family Fun Day
July 17, 2021

Christmas In August
August 6-8, 2021