See what Kzoo Parks has planned this year in the 2019 Activity Guide! The guide includes information on the programs offered for youth, recreational sports leagues, park improvements, special events, and more! You can browse the guide below or download a PDF here. Copies are also available at the Kzoo Parks office at Mayors' Riverfront Park and in other City of kalamazoo offices.
The City of Kalamazoo is booming with development and it's an exciting time to be a part of the City's growth! The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is a huge contributor to economic development and there are two seats opening on the board.
The goal of the BRA is to redevelop areas that are environmentally contaminated, severely blighted, or functionally obsolete, while also creating sustainable jobs and housing opportunities. The Brownfield Board prioritizes these properties and provides incentives for their redevelopment, turning them into something beautiful for our community.
If you are interested in becoming a part of economic development in the City of Kalamazoo, you can apply online or by visiting the City Clerk's Office at City Hall (241 W South Street). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, be a City of Kalamazoo resident or work/own a business in the city, and must be passionate about our community.
With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, the melting snow sometimes reveals a season’s worth of debris or litter. Each spring, the City provides a grace period to provide property owners with time to clean up their properties before receiving a citation.
A grace period for violations of the Trash Ordinance (Chapter 15A of the City of Kalamazoo’s Code of Ordinances) will be in effect through Sunday, April 14. Starting on Monday, April 15, the City of Kalamazoo will begin citing properties that are in violation of the ordinance.
Owners of both residential and commercial property within the City of Kalamazoo are required to keep properties trash-free throughout the year. The Trash Ordinance states, “…All garbage must be stored in a watertight container that is constructed of metal, plastic or other durable material impervious to rodents, has a tight-fitting lid or cover, and is capable of being serviced without creating unsanitary conditions. …”
Violators of this ordinance will receive a written citation allowing 10 days for clean-up and a $77 fine. If clean up does not occur within 10 days, a crew will be dispatched to clean up the property on behalf of the owner. The property owner will then be billed for the cost of this effort.
The City of Kalamazoo encourages everyone to take advantage of the grace period to avoid fines and other frustrations, and to take a proactive approach to keeping our community clean and inviting for the people who live, learn, work, play and visit in our City.