We are the Thornapple Area Parks & Recreation Commission (TAPRC). We’ve served our community since 2000 when we were established by 3 local entities: Thornapple Kellogg Schools, Thornapple Township and the Village of Middleville. Our top program is youth baseball and softball. It teaches more than 400 area kids the skills and fundamentals of the game in a fun and safe environment. Our other big effort currently is park planning! We are working with the Village of Middleville to explore the opportunity to build a new ball field complex and community park. The development of the publicly owned land located off of Sheridan Street would benefit our growing community in so many ways. We have conceptual plans complete and are looking on ways to move forward in 2023. There are so many ways to get involved - please join us and Get Active. Stay Active!

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Our Supporters

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Barry County United Way
Beck Bode
Bradford White Water Heaters
Corewell Health
Creekside Growers
Ed's Body Shop
Education Station
Edward Jones – Andrew Cove
Farm Bureau Insurance
Gilmore Jewelers
Highpoint Community Bank
Lakeland Asphalt
Left Field Cafe
Michelle Gaudreau Greenridge Real Estate
Middleville Family Practice
Miller Real Estate

Newmyer Chiropractice
PerCor Manufacturing
Pharmacy Care & Gifts
Phillips Tax & Consulting
Pixel Perfect
Rhoades McKee PC
RM Trucking
Sluggers Sports Academy
South Pine Boat Storage
Thornapple Credit Union
Thornapple Financial Center
Tires 2000
TJ Homes Real Estate
TNT Disposal
Tripp, Tagg & Storrs Attorneys at Law
TTS Fitness
UAW Local 1002