Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


Parks and Recreation Department

Joann Gonyea, Director

Mrs.Gonyea began her career with the City of Trenton Parks and Recreation Department in November of 1985 as Program Coordinator. In 1991, she was promoted to Assistant Director, in which capacity she served the community for the next 20 years. In November of 2011, she was appointed Director of the Parks and Recreation Department by Mayor Kyle Stack. Mrs.Gonyea received a Bachelors of Science in Recreation and Park Service from Wayne State University and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional through the National Recreation and Park Association.

Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5:00PM, M-F

Phone: (734) 675-7300
Fax: (734) 675-8855

Mailing Address:
2800 Third Street
Trenton, MI 48183

Joann Perna
Joann Gonyea, CPRP


Affholter Park Community Playground Build

A new playground is coming to Trenton's Affholter Park neighborhood thanks to a $30,000 grant through the Wayne County Park Millage. This new equipment replaces outdated equipment that was removed from the park last year.In order to complete the build in the most cost effective manner, members of the community are invited to show their community pride and help "Build Afffholter Park Playground!" This exciting community build will be held on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014. Each work day will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude in early afternoon.All skill levels are welcome. Construction experience is not required and there will be a job for everyone. Monetary and material donations are also welcomed. Food and refreshment donations are also being requested to provide for volunteers. Click here for volunteer form.

Haas Park Community Playground Build seeks volunteers

Join your fellow neighbors and friends for a great community project at Haas Park.
Grants through the Michigan DNR coupled with a Wayne Country grant has provided us the theability to purchase and install new playground equipment, a picnic shelter, and connecting pathways. We are set to install a the new playground equipment at Haas Park and are looking for volunteers to help at the Community Build on September 19 & 20. There is no experience required, and all skills levels are needed. Sign up today- so kids can play! Click here for the registration form.

Journey Back - Somewhere in Time
and get a Taste of Trenton and Beyond

On Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Wayne County's Elizabeth Park, memories and culinary treats will tantalize the senses during the 30th Annual "Somewhere in Time" Festival and the 22nd Taste of Trenton and Beyond Taste Fest. The hands of time will be turned-back to recapture the flavor of a bygone era in our history. Visitors will be transported back in time to recapture the rich heritage and beauty of Elizabeth Park, the first Wayne County Park, as it was in the early 1900's through a variety of special activities and attractions, including River Boat Tours, A Walk through Automotive Time Car Show, arts and crafts and vintage market, historic walking tours and old-time entertainment reminiscent of this bygone era in our history. The Taste of Trenton and Beyond will return once again to Elizabeth Park as part of the Somewhere in Time celebration. With the scenic Detroit River as a backdrop, visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned outdoor picnic by sampling the delicious cuisine prepared by the area's finest restaurateurs. It's a history lesson worth living. Sponsored in cooperation with Wayne County Parks.

Car Application

Arts and Crafts Application

Event Sponsorship form

Car Sponsorship form

Schedule of Events

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

A La Carte Sponsors

Gorno Ford Sales Team of Steve Engle, Marty Gorno, Pat Roberts - Old Time Entertainment
Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital - Children's Entertainment
Trenton Business Association - Taste of Trenton Entertainment

Appetizer Sponsors

Trenton Trib - Taste of Trenton Picnic Area Sponsor
Southgate Ford - A Walk Through Automotive Time Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

West Grange Pharmacy - Historic Walking Tours Sponsor


2014/2015 Buzz Magazine Revealed

The new Buzz Magazine is planned to hit the door steps of Trenton residents on Saturday May, 4. We are exited to get geared up for the upcoming year with programs for the whole family! Make sure to load up your calendar with events and classes that interest you, and plan to register on Monday, May 19. Remember, for you convenience online registration will be available by clicking here as well as at the Recreation office located at city hall.

Online Registration is HERE

Let your fingers do the walking! Trenton Parks and Recreation customers are now able to register for most programs, activities and events from the comfort of their own home with the help of the internet. Trenton Parks and Recreation Department launched their online registration service where persons can sign up and pay for recreational programs and activities around the clock. The online service is provided through Peak Software Systems website.

Attention Travelers:

Before making any travel plans make sure you stop at the Parks and Recreation office to have your passport processed. You will need 1 passport picture ( 2" x 2"), check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State, picture I.D., and evidence of U.S. citizenship, and an additional $25 paid to the City of Trenton for processing fees. Children under the age of 16 must have both parents or child's legal guardian(s) present. Appointments are required and are taken by calling Hannah Baker at the Parks and Rec. office at (734) 675-7300. Happy Travels!

Parks and Recreation Department