Welcome

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

2022 Baseball & Softball Sponsors

Advent Physical Therapy
B2 Outlet Store
Barry County United Way
Beck Bode
Bradford White Water Heaters
Cherry Valley Gardens
Creekside Growers
DesignWear
Edward Jones – Andrew Cove
Farm Bureau Insurance
Harding’s Markets
Highpoint Community Bank
Lakeland Asphalt
MaxEffort Performance
Middleville Family Practice

MKPCPA
Newmyer Chiropractice
Northwest Kent Mechanical
Phillips Tax & Consulting
Pylman Power Inc
Rhoades McKee PC
Sikkema Equipment
South Pine Boat Storage
Spectrum Health Pennock
Thornapple Credit Union
Tires 2000
Tripp, Tagg & Storrs Attorneys at Law
TTS Fitness
UAW Local 1002