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


All programs, events, dates, times and fees appearing on this website are scheduled in advance and may be subject to change.




Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $10.00 listing fee
Registration Begins: Register Online Now!
Registration Ends: Friday, September 13

  • A $10.00 listing fee places your address on the city map, listing your items for sale.
  • Balloons and 8 ½ x 11 garage sale signs are available for pick-up only at Kennedy Recreation Center.
  • Week of the garage sale, a copy of the map will be mailed to all participants for proofing. Any address corrections or item additions must be made by Thursday prior to the sale.
  • Treasure hunters can purchase Garage Sale Maps for $1.00 on:
    Friday inside Kennedy Recreation Center &
    Saturday, 7:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Kennedy Aquatic Center entry booth.

Register Online



Register at Kennedy

Bring completed form and payment to Kennedy Recreation Center during normal business hours.


Register by Mail

Mail form and $10.00 check made payable to "City of Trenton" to:

Parks & Recreation
3101 West Rd.
Trenton, MI 48183

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trenton Cultural Center
Fees: No Entry Fee.
Pony Rides & Face Painting: $3.00, S'mores: $1.00

Kick off the Halloween season with a fun-filled day of fab foods, activities, face painting, pony rides, spectacular bonfire, scavenger hunt and more! Our very own Trenton Firefighters and firetruck will also be on-site! This family friendly event is great for all ages. Come dressed in your favorite costume to welcome the Halloween season!


Special Halloween themed Magic Show performed by Magician John Russell will begin at 3:00pm for all ages!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Trenton Cultural Center
Fees: $20 Resident | $25 Non-Resident



Great things will be cooking in the Trenton Cultural Center kitchen for our future chefs in these seasonal Sweets and Treats classes! These 90 minute classes, instructed by Mrs. Segedi, will have students chopping, baking, and tasting delicious treats! This class is appropriate for ages 5-14. Register in advance!

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center

*Come to skate wearing a Halloween costume and pay only $2.00 admission! This applies to both residents and non-residents!*

Resident Fee (No Costume): $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult
Non-Resident (No Costume): $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult

Join the ghost and goblins for the annual Scary Skate for all ages. It's an evening of fun games and more! Wear your costume, grab some skates and bring a bag to collect treats. You're going to have a goblin-good time!

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center


Resident Fee: $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult
Non-Resident: $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult

Bring the entire family in during our Veterans Day Skate to Honor active military and those who served! Don't forget to wear your favorite Red, White, and Blue apparel!

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Fee: (Resident) $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult | (Non-Resident) $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult

Bring a canned good for the St. Philip Lutheran Church Food Pantry and receive a $1.00 discount off admission!

Gobble, gobble, gobble. . .Trot over to the Kennedy Recreation Center for the Turkey Skate! A variety of fun activities will be scheduled to keep you trotting. There will be open skating, turkey trot races, hockey shootout and more fun for all ages!


November 16 thru December 21

The Stuff the Sleigh promotion will run through the Christmas Skating Exhibition! We will be accepting non-perishable food to stuff Santa's Sleigh located in the lobby at the Kennedy Recreation Center.


All donations will be taken to St. Philip Lutheran Church Food Pantry, located at 1790 Fort St. in Trenton. For more information on the church's many programs and ministries, call (734) 676-7141 or visit


Kids! Make sure to drop off your letters to Santa at the Cultural Center (located by the greenhouse) from November 12 until December 24. All letters mailed by December 13 will receive a response from the jolly old elf himself! Compliments of the Trenton Business Association and Trenton Parks and Recreation.



Vendors will be selling holiday crafts and gifts inside the Art Barn to make the season bright! The store will open beginning late November through the Christmas season, Tuesday - Friday. Hours will be posted here on our website closer to the Holiday Season.



December 7, 14 & 21, 2019 | 1:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Santa will be visiting the Trenton Cultural Center! Bring your camera and while you're there, make sure to play the Christmas Scavenger Hunt! All are welcome!



December 8, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom will return again this year! Experience this live holiday petting zoo featuring animals of all shapes and sizes. Whispering Pines provides an amazing animal adventure sure to get you in the holiday spirit!



December 14, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Santa and his live reindeer will be flying in from the North Pole to our very own Cultural Center! Bring the family for magical Christmas memories that will last a lifetime!

Location: Trenton Cultural Center
Fee: $15.00 per person (limit 20 guests per tea)
Registration: Begins Monday, September 16, 2019 @ Kennedy Recreation Center

Guests will enjoy tea, scones, soup, tea sandwiches and sweets. The teas are set in a festive, fine setting, and make for a memorable holiday tradition! Call in advance (734) 675-7300 for updated availability.

Spots available on first come, first serve basis. Reservation cannot be taken over the phone. Register at the Kennedy Recreation Center.



Tuesday, December 3 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 9

Wednesday, December 4 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 4

Thursday, December 5 | 6-8pm

Available Openings: 2

Tuesday, December 10 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 0

Wednesday, December 11 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 20

Thursday, December 12 | 6-8pm

Available Openings: 20

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Trenton Firestation 1

Santa and his helpers will be making their debut at 200 Maple for "Santa at the Station". Visit Trenton's historic firehouse to meet the crew, explore the firetrucks, and experience a working fire station! Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be photo opportunities with Santa, and your appetite as refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call (734) 676-1314.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Trenton Cultural Center
Fees: $20 Resident | $25 Non-Resident



Great things will be cooking in the Trenton Cultural Center kitchen for our future chefs in these seasonal Sweets and Treats classes! These 90 minute classes, instructed by Mrs. Segedi, will have students chopping, baking, and tasting delicious treats! This class is appropriate for ages 5-14. Register in advance!


Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Trenton
Registration Ended
Parade Application (available October 21):
Online Application | Print Application

The Trenton Civic Commission & Parks and Recreation have once again teamed up to kick-off the holiday season in a big way with the annual "Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony." Stroll downtown and welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Trenton! The downtown streets will be all aglow with hand-held candles illuminating the parade route. The Parade begins at 6 p.m. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, all are invited to Trenton City Hall for the Parade afterglow and parade awards.

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Santa Skate Fee: (Resident) $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult | (Non-Resident) $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult
Skate Exhibition Fee: FREE

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon of skating performed by our Recreation Figure Skaters! Skaters will perform solo, duo and group features as a special holiday gift to you. Bring your skates along for a Skate with Santa following the exhibition! For more information, call (734) 675-7300. Make this event a part of your holiday tradition!


Date: February 6, 7, 8, 2020
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
1 Day Fee: Adults $6.00, Seniors & Students: $5.00
3 Day Fee: Adults $10.00, Seniors & Students: $8.00
On-Site Parking Fee: $3.00 or $8.00 unlimited

*Active duty military personnel and their families will receive free admission with valid military I.D.

Get Ready! The City of Trenton and the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League will be combining efforts for the annual MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase. The Top 42 High School Hockey Teams in the Mid-West including teams from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana will show what hockey is all about.

Over three days, each team will play two games and showcase their talents in front of the best professional, college and junior hockey scouts. This event is possible by tremendous community support and we are always looking to add to our volunteer base. Call (734) 675-7300 for more information.


Dept. Contacts

  • Director
    Joann Gonyea, CPRP
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Business Ops. Manager
    Tim Beaker
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Facilities Ops. Coordinator
    Nick Taurence
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Senior Citizen Coordinator
    Carol Garrison
    Phone: (734) 675-0063
  • Program Coordinator
    Hannah Wojtala
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Administrative
    Melissa Pruitt
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Assistant
    Kristy Olszewski
    Phone: (734) 675-7300