Tuesdays in Ada!
Ada Farmers Market & Music On The Lawn
ADA FARMERS MARKET
Tuesdays 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. through October 28th.
The market is held rain or shine.
The Community Church parking lot
7239 Thornapple River Drive
Ada, Michigan 49301
About the Ada Farmers Market:
At the Ada Farmers Market, we take special pride in providing the community with high quality farm and artisan products in a comfortably accessible, kid-friendly environment. We bring farmers who grow food for both local distribution and their own tables together with local residents eager to take advantage of a direct link to growers they personally know and trust.
Visit our vibrant marketplace and experience yourself the unique environment we’ve created to support our food producers and community. Each Tuesday in the summer, you’ll find an abundant showcase of fruits, vegetables, meats and artisan food products ready to take from the market to your table. Come and share the bounty of the dynamic local food movement. Everyone is welcome!
- Silver Townie Award “Best Farmer’s Market” after only three years!
- Rated by patrons as one of West Michigan’s best market experiences.
- More than 35 vendors from throughout West Michigan, featuring a wide variety of locally-grown vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, breads and flowers.
- Accepting Visa, Mastercard, Discover, EBT/Bridge cards and participating in Double Up Food Bucks.
- “Kids in the Market” program, offering enhanced childrens’ activities, with new activities each week.
- Musicians in the Market on most days, from 1-4 pm., including folk, bluegrass, jazz, blues and who knows what else!
- Located at The Community Church parking lot with ample parking on-site and nearby, including barrier-free spaces.
- Generous circulation space for market patrons.
- Leashed dogs permitted.
- Close to nearby shops and restaurants in Ada Village.
- Prepared meals offered by local caterers and restaurants, packaged for you to enjoy on-site or take home (lunch and early supper offerings)
- Enjoy the adjacent Ada Village Kids Garden (9-12 year olds), a program managed and supervised by the Ada Township Parks Department.
For more information about the Ada Farmers Market, please visit the Ada Farmers Market website.
MUSIC ON THE LAWN
Music on the Lawn, hosted by the Ada Historical Society, is presented every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. June through August. Bring a blanket or a portable folding chair and enjoy free live music every Tuesday night this summer from the rear lawn located behind the Averill Historic Museum (7144 Headley St SE, Ada, Michigan 49301).
Music on the Lawn Summer 2014 Lineup:
- June 24 -Boogie Woogie Babies
- July 1-The Adams Family
- July 8-Lazy Blue Tunas
- July 15-The Family
- July 22-13th Hour
- July 29-Blue Water Ramblers
- August 5-Nobody's Darlin'
- August 12-Entourage
- August 22-The New Nowhere Band
- August 26-TBD
For more information, and to check the event schedule, please visit the Ada Historical Society's Facebook page.
Parks & Recreation Department Quick Links
- Youth Programs
- Adult Programs
- Softball Leagues
- Volunteer (Parks & Recreation Focus)
Boy and Girl Scout Programs:
FACILITY USE AND PARK POLICIES:
Park Hours : Park grounds are open to the public dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
Dog Policy: Township ordinances require dogs to be on a leash and cleaned up after in all parks.
Motorized Vehicles: Snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles are not allowed on trails or in the Parks.
Ada Park Shelter & Gazebo Rentals (available April through October):
Please Note: The Ada Covered Bridge is not rented out for private use.
Ada Athletic Fields & Courts:
WINTER RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES:
- Ice Rink at Leonard Field: Available as the weather allows. It is open to the public and general skating. Children must be supervised by a guardian.
- Cross Country Ski Trails at Roselle Park: Available as the weather allows. The trails start near the silos and extend through the north section of the park. Trail markers are set up along the trail. Please do not walk on or allow dogs on the X-C ski tracks.
- Walking & Bike Paths: Our best attempts will be made to clear the snow off of the paved park trail after each major snowfall. Note that conditions may remain wet, icy and/or slippery throughout the winter. At Roselle Park, only a section of the paved path will be plowed in the winter to allow for X-C skiing in the north section. Sections of the trail will be closed when flooded.
ADA TOWNSHIP'S PARKS:
Ada Township Park & Locke Arboretum. 1180 Buttrick Avenue. 57 acres. The park offers paved paths (barrier free), a nature trail, playground, picnic pavilions, soccer fields, tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, restroom facilities (closed for the winter), a fishing pond, the Locke Arboretum, ample parking (2 entrances: Buttrick and Grand River), and the Ada Township Parks & Recreation office.
Grand River Nature Trail & Preserve Grand River Drive SE. Enter via Ada Park or McGraw Park. 110 acres. A paved trail connection from Ada Township Park to the entry to the Ada Moorings development was completed in 2002 adjacent to Grand River Drive, as well as a paved trail from one of the streets in Ada Moorings to the natural area, and extending through the natural area to connect to the Forest Hills Public Schools crew facility in Cascade Township. Other trails in the natural area are to be limited to a mowed grass surface. Directional signs to get visitors from the parking area to the trail head have been installed. Interpretive signs that will educate the public on habitats, cultural history and the flora and fauna of the preserve will be installed along the paved trail.
Leonard Park & Ada Covered Bridge. 7490 Thornapple River Drive. 2 acres. Leonard Park, Field & the Ada Covered Bridge serves as the heart of Ada and features a grassy baseball/softball field during the warmer months, and an ice skating pond during the winter months. Leonard Park is located along the Thornapple River, and features the historic Ada Bridge—a pedestrian bridge that walkers and bikers alike enjoy.
Roselle Park 1010 Grand River Drive NE. 247 acres. Roselle Park offers resident both paved and natural trails, providing access to the floodplain areas along the Grand River. The park features observation decks for bird-watching, a canoe stop along the Grand River, exterior rock climbing wall, picnic areas, rain gardens, bird nesting boxes, natural areas, prairie, wetlands, and a converted silo observation tower with panoramic views of the entire park, and winter X-C ski trails.
The community's outstanding natural features have resulted in a number of regional recreational facilities being located in the area, including a large County Park and extensive State Game Area lands.
Please visit the links below to obtain maps to parks and trails near Ada Township:
Chief Hazy Cloud Park
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON ADA TOWNSHIP NEWS:
There are many ways you can learn about upcoming Ada Township special events and activities. Below are a few options:
- READ THE ADAVIEW NEWSLETTER: You can view archived AdaView newsletters under ABOUT>NEWS/PRESS, or by clicking here.
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