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Parent-Child Programs

Fall & Winter

FAMILY Open Swim


Family Open Swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool - from infants to teenagers to seniors and everyone in between! We have diving boards, a youth water slide, basketball hoops and various pool toys and floats, along with life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. Come join the fun! 

Parent & Tot: Paddle & Play Open Swim

0-5 Yr Olds + Guardian

A special time in the pool for parents and young children to enjoy playtime with friends. For your convenience, we also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. A guardian must be in the water and provide direct supervision for their child.


6 Months-3 Yr Olds (+ Adult Guardian)

Learning how to swim can save your child’s life! Join us to learn the following skills: Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys  | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles | Splashing and kicking legs | Splashing and reaching arms | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • Register Here
  • No Swim Lessons from Oct-Dec: Scheduled Pool Repairs
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Jan 9-25: M &W | 6:30-7pm
  • Jan 10-26: T & TH | 6:30-7pm
  • Jan 30-Mar 6: Mon | 6:30-7pm
  • Feb 1-Mar 8: Wed | 6:30-7pm
  • Feb 4-Mar 11: Sat | 8:30-9am


2-6 Yr Olds + Guardian

Join us to help your child develop their motor skills and attention span while also making fun memories with a parent or caregiver! Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses.  Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together.  Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together.  It is a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class which was created specifically for 2-6-year olds. Enroll based on age at start dates. Taught by the founder.

  • Register for Morning Session Here
  • Register for Evening Session Here 
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi (founder of Song Yoga®)
  • AM Session 1: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Sept 15-Oct 13 
  • AM Session 2: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Oct 27-Dec 1 (skip Nov 24) 
  • AM Session 3: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Jan 12-Feb 9 
  • AM Session 4: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Feb 23-Mar 23 
  • AM Session 5: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Apr 13-May 11 
  • PM Session 1: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Sept 15-Oct 13
  • PM Session 2: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Jan 12-Feb 9 
  • PM Session 3: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Apr 13-May 11 
  • Morning Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio
  • Evening Location: Cityside Middle School - Performing Arts Studio

Parent-Child Cookie Decorating 

4-10 Year Olds + Guardian 

This is a PERFECT adult-child activity! Join us to make lifelong memories with your kiddo while also learning how to take your cookie decorating skills to the next level for years to come! Each child will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies. Please only register the child - any guardian can attend without having to pay/register. Allergens warning: participants will be exposed to almond emulsion, gluten, dairy and eggs.

  • Register Here (only register the child - any guardian can attend without having to pay/register)
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr per couple (only register the child - any guardian can attend without having to pay/register)
  • Instructor: Jen Meyering (Owner of One Smart Cookie + ZPS Teacher)
  • Halloween Cookies: Sat, Oct 22 | 12:30-2pm 
  • Christmas Cookies: Sat, Dec 3  | 12:30-2pm 
  • Valentines Cookies: Sat, Feb 4 | 12:30-2pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary School - Cafeteria


5 Yr Olds-5th Gr

Join us to make memories that daughter(s) and daddy’s and/or daddy figures will remember forever! The theme this year is “Cinderella” and we’re so excited for this special night for a princess and her prince! Cinderella’s castle awaits for a night of dancing, photo booths, cookies, punch and more! Please register both father/father figure and daughter(s) separately. Space is limited to 500 people and spots fill up quickly… be sure to register ASAP after registration opens on Dec 6!

  • Registration: Registration will open on Dec 6
  • Cost: $13 p/person | Please register both father and daughter(s) separately 
  • Date: Fri, Mar 24
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School - Main Gym