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


Dog Days of Summer Swim - September 6, 2014

The Kennedy Pool has officially "Gone to the Dogs," for one day that is! On Saturday, September 6, 2014, the Kennedy Aquatic Center will open its doors again to man's best friend. Bring your favorite four-legged pal for a dip in the pool from noon-3 p.m. Thank you to our sponsors, Trenton Trib, Village Animal Health Care, and Gibralter Veterinary Hosptial.


Click here Registration Form

Sponsorship Brochure

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.

Somewhere in Time - September 21, 2014

Turn back the hands of time on Sunday, September 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in historic Elizabeth Park
and recapture the essence of Elizabeth Park, as it was in the early 1900's, through old time entertainment,
old fashioned games, arts and crafts, bake sale, children's area and more. Reminisce about an era
gone by as you cruise the Detroit River aboard the "Diamond Belle" Riverboat. Stroll down memory
lane while taking a leisurely walk through automotive time featuring antique and classic cars dating back to
the Model T. Celebrate this carefree, bygone era. 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


Taste of Trenton & Beyond- September 21, 2014

Don't miss this culinary festival! The Tase of Trenton and Beyond returns to Elizabeth Park as part of the Somewhere in Time Festival on Sunday, September 21 from 11 a.m. -5 p.m. With the scenic Detroit River as a backdrop, visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned outdoor picnic by sampling the delcious cuisine prepared by the areas finest restaurateurs. Great food, great company! For more information contact Meg Butkowski at (734) 676-3145.


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