Leisure Activities

Skype

 

Tokbox

 

  • http://www.tokbox.com/
  • Video chat is free on Tokbox. There are other options that cost money like video meetings and video conferences. Tokbox is a wonderful way to communicate with friends, family, and business associates.

 

Online Games

 

The Game Show Network

 

http://www.gsn.com/

Create an account to sign in and play numerous games on the Game Show Network’s website. Some games include Deal or No Deal, Bejeweled, and bingo.

 

Game House

 

http://www.gamehouse.com/

Game House provides free online games that you can download and some are available to purchase. Game House has a lot of options for the games like Skip Bo, Wheel of Fortune, and Slingo.

 

 

 

Activities around Kalamazoo

 

Climb Kalamazoo

 

 

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

 

  • http://www.kiarts.org/
  • 314 S. Park St.   Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
  • 269.349.7775
  • Museum and Gallery Shop Hours:
  • Tuesday – Saturday 10-5
  • Sunday Noon – 5
  • Closed from July 4 to Sept 5 and will resume normal business on Sept 12
  • Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Art Library Hours:
  • Tuesday – Saturday 10-1, 2-5
  • Closed Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Appreciate the art and shop around in the gallery. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts even offers art classes.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

 

  • http://www.kalamazoomuseum.org/
  • 230 N Rose Street    Kalamazoo, Mi 49003
  • 269.373.7990
  • Museum Hours:
  • Mondays – Saturdays 9-5
  • Sundays and Holidays 1-5
  • Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • Admission Fee: Free admission to view paintings and fees with classes and planetarium
  • Handicap accessible
  • There is no cost to browse and appreciate the art that Kalamazoo Valley Museum has. The classes, planetarium, and Challenger Learning Center have small fees to enjoy them.

 

Rave Motion Pictures

 

 

Farmers Alley Theatre

 

  • 221 Farmers Alley   Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
  • Box Office: 269.343.2727
  • Farmers Alley Theatre is a non profit performance company. They offer wonderfully artistic performances at a reasonable cost. If you are buying tickets with a group, they offer a discounted rate.

 

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

 

  • http://www.kazoocivic.org/
  • 329 S. Park St   Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
  • Business Office 269.343.2280
  • Box Office: 269.343.1313
  • Box Office Information: http://www.kazoocivic.org/box_office.shtml
  • The Civic has very entertaining plays at a community theatre for a reasonable price. It is a historic site in Kalamazoo since it has been around since 1929 and has always been highly praised by the community.

 

Kalamazoo State Theatre

 

  • http://www.kazoostate.com/
  • 404 South Burdick
  • Ticket Office: 269.345.6500
  • Ticket Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10-6. Open on weekends if there is a show
  • Parking and directions: http://www.kazoostate.com/Parking.htm
  • The Kalamazoo State Theatre has been around since 1927. The theatre has live performers in concert including opera, dramas, big bands, dance reviews, stage shows, and movies.

2010 Festival Season for Downtown Kalamazoo

 

 

The Crossroads Mall

 

  • 6650 South Westnedge Ave.    Portage, Mi 49024
  • 269.327.6600
  • The Crossroads Mall offers a wide variety of clothing stores, jewelry stores, entertainment stores, bath and beauty stores, and department stores. They also have many restaurants and eateries. In the food court the mall has a carousel to ride on for a small amount of money.

 

Kalamazoo Public Library

 

 

  • Central Library
  • 315 S. Rose St.
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
  • 269.342.9837
  • Hours:
  • Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm
  • Thursday (Summer) 9am-6pm
  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Sunday (Summer) Closed

 

Eastwood Branch Library

  • 1112 Gayle
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49048
  • 269.553.7810
  • Hours:
  • Monday 12pm-6pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 10am-6pm
  • Thursday 10am-6pm
  • Friday 12pm-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm

 

Oshtemo Branch Library

  • 7265 W Main St
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49006
  • 269.553.7980
  • Hours:
  • Monday 10am-9pm
  • Tuesday 12pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 10am-9pm
  • Thursday 10am-6pm
  • Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm

 

Alma Powell Branch Library

  • 1000 W Paterson
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
  • 269.553.7960
  • Hours:
  • Monday 1pm-6pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 12pm-8pm
  • Thursday 10am-6pm
  • Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 1pm-5pm

 

Washington Square Branch Library

  • 1244 Portage
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49001
  • 2695537970
  • Hours:
  • Monday 12pm-6pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 1pm-8pm
  • Thursday 10am-6pm
  • Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm

 

 

Parks and Recreation

 

  • 251 Mills St.   Kalamazoo, Mi 49048
  • 269.337.8191

 

  • Adult Programs: http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/government.php?page_id=387
  • There are many reasons to participate in Parks and Recreation activities. You build many memories while you’re enhancing your quality of life. It’s very good exercise and gets you outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.
  • Parks and Recreations is also joined together with The Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market.
  • http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/government.php?page_id=203
    1204 Bank Street
  • Between Lake St and Stockbridge Avenue off of Portage Rd.
  • 269.337.8899
  • Opens: First Saturday in May
  • Closes: November 20, 2010
  • Hours: May and November- Open on Saturdays only between 7am to 2pm
  • June to October- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7am to 2pm

Parks

Academy Green: 1520 Academy
Undeveloped green space.

 

Angling Park: 2501 Angling
Undeveloped green space.

 

Axtell Creek: 530 Crosstown
Grills, non-motorized trailway, picnic tables, playground

 

Blanche Hull: Burdick/Kilgore
Nature walk, picnic tables

 

Bronson Park: 200 W. South St.
Drinking fountain, electric (public and event), picnic tables

 

College: 840 W. Michigan
Undeveloped green space.

 

Crane Park: 2001 S. Westnedge
Drinking fountain, electric (public and event), non-motorized trailway, picnic tables, tennis

 

Davis Park: 901 Davis
Grills, picnic tables, playground

 

Dutton Park: 224 Dutton
Handicap accessible, playground

 

Emerald Drive Park: Emerald/Cork
Picnic tables, soccer, softball/teeball field

 

Fairmount Park: N. Praire St.
Nature walk, picnic tables

 

Farrel Park: 809 N. Rose
Drinking fountain, grills, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, toilets

 

Frays Park: Piccadilly
Drinking fountain, grills, nature walk, picnic tables, playground, tennis, volleyball

 

Harrison: 620 Harrison
Undeveloped green space.

 

Hays Park: 2001 Miller
Nature walk, picnic tables, playground, softball/teeball field

 

Henderson: 1300 Henderson
Undeveloped green space.

 

Henderson Park: 1601 Henderson Court
Basketball, grills, picnic tables, playground

 

Jones: 1601 Academy
Undeveloped green space.

 

Knollwood Park: 1500 Greenwood
Disc golf, nature walk, picnic tables, soccer

 

Krom & Prouty: 1602 Krom
Grills, picnic tables, playground

 

La Crone Park: 535 W. Paterson

Basketball, electric (public and event), grills, picnic tables, softball/teeball field, tennis, toilets

 

Lovell: 1101 W. Lovell
Undeveloped green space.

 

Martin Luther King Park: 507 N. Rose
Electric (public and event), picnic tables

 

Mayor’s Riverfront Park: 251 Mills Street

Basketball, canoe launch, drinking fountain, electric (public and event), fishing, grills, handicap accessible, nature walk, non-motorized trailway, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground

 

Milham Park: 400 E. Kilgore
Drinking fountain, electric (public and event), grills, nature walk, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, softball/teeball field, toilets

 

Nellbert Park: 3000 Nellbert
Picnic tables, playground

 

Princeton Park: 1508 Princeton
Picnic tables, playground

 

Reed Street Park: 1700 Portage
Grills, picnic tables, playground

Rockwell Park: 1106 Trimble
Basketball, electric (public and event), grills, picnic tables, playground, tennis, toilets

 

Rose Park Veterans Memorial: 645 E Michigan
Non-motorized trailway

 

S. Westnedge Park: 1101 S. Westnedge
Picnic tables

 

Sherwood Park: 300 Wallace
Grills, natures walk, picnic tables, playground

 

Southside Park: 2100 Race
Basketball, drinking fountain, grills, handicap accessible, picnic tables, playground, soccer, softball/teeball field

 

Spring Valley Park: 2600 Mt. Olivet
185 acre park with a lake. Handicap accessible trails and two handicap accessible playgrounds. Two handicap accessible picnic shelters.
Drinking fountain, Electric (public and event), fishing, grills, handicap accessible, nature walk, non-motorized trailway, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground, soccer, softball/teeball field, tennis, toilets

 

Springmont Park: 2416 Springmont
Picnic tables, playground

 

Upjohn Park: Lake and Walter
18 acres with the only 50 meter outdoor swimming pool in the Kalamazoo area.
Basketball, drinking fountain, electric (public and event), grills, handicap accessible, picnic tables, playground, soccer, softball/teeball field, swimming pool, tennis, toilets

 

Verburg Park: 669 Gull Street
Canoe launch, fishing, grills, nature walk, picnic tables

 

Versluis/Dickerson Softball Complex: 1924 Douglas
Drinking fountain, playground, softball/teeball field, toilets, volleyball

 

W. Douglas Park: Prairie/Blakeslee/North
Undeveloped green space.

 

W Main Park: Main and Elm Corner
Picnic tables, undeveloped green space.

 

Woods Lake Park: 2900 Oakland
Beach, canoe launch, fishing, nature walk, picnic tables, toilets

 

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