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 350 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. This would benefit our growing community in so many ways. The publicly owned land off of Sheridan Street is being assessed for these needs. We will have a final conceptual plan soon! There are so many ways to get involved - please join us and Get Active. Stay Active in 2022!

Job Opportunity

Come work with us! TAPRC is looking to hire an energetic and highly organized program director to manage youth baseball and softball. This is a part-time, seasonally intense position from January-June. Please see the JOB DESCRIPTION for more information on this role. You can submit your application to Catherine Getty, Board Chairperson, at info.taprc@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is November 11, 2022.

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Barry County United Way
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Edward Jones – Andrew Cove
Farm Bureau Insurance
Harding’s Markets
Highpoint Community Bank
Lakeland Asphalt
MaxEffort Performance
Middleville Family Practice

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