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RecThe City of Albion's Recreational Activities is now provided by the YMCA Battle Creek, with various events hosted at Washington Gardner, the Bohm Theatre, and many outdoor locations throughout Albion. These activities within the community are geared to enhance the cultural, psychological, social, physical, and educational well-being of the residents of Albion. Our mission is to get residents involved in healthier lifestyles and habits that foster a more vibrate, engaged and productive community.

COST: Free to Albion Residents (made possible through City of Albion Recreation/Battle Creek Family YMCA partnership) $5 for non-residents

WHO:  Anyone & Family Friendly (children under 16 must have a parent present)
SIZE:  Up to 25 Participants per class
(masks required indoors)
WHERE: Washington Gardner, 401 East Michigan Ave., Enter through the west door off Berrien St. Free Parking available on Berrien.
We are also hosting events at the Bohm Theatre, throughout the
City of Albion Parks and outdoor lots.  Please join us!

September calendar - Copy - Copy

Now that the Festival has passed, and we are moving forward into the fall season, I would like to take a moment to remind you to take care of yourself. As we know seasonal depression is very real as the days become gloomier and the nights come early. It is in this time that we should actively work to train our mind, body and soul to focus on what makes us happy.  Maybe it's simply going for a walk or pausing to appreciate the changing colors of the trees. Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup so do what you can, take a moment and fill your cup as needed this fall season.


Highlight from last week

  • We had a blast seeing many of our partners and participants at the Festival of the Forks this weekend!

Fun Fact of the Week

  • The Battle Creek Family YMCA has proudly supported several local organizations through Albion Rec funding totaling close to $20k! We love the work so many of you are doing in the community and are proud to be a partner.

Looking Forward

  • This year's Trunk-or-Treat will be held October 28th at the Opportunity High School. If interested in being a sponsor, contact Donisha Brewer at
  • The Y is Hiring! We are looking for dependable lifeguards to support our Aquatic Program. CPR and Lifeguard certification provided!
  • Be on the lookout for more information about our upcoming Flick-N-Floats in October!
  • ALBION!! Join the Battle Creek Family YMCA for the Color Run, September 24th this event is FREE for Albion residents! contact Zane Newton at attached flyer for details)

  • Plan your Week
  • Cardio Drumming will take place Monday and Wednesday this week at Washington Gardner starting at 6pm.
  • Follow us on Facebook here to stay up to date on schedules, and to see pictures at: Battle Creek Family YMCA


Quote of the Week:

"It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained."

-Queen Elizabeth II

Trunk or Treat - Copy

5k run - Copy


Calhoun County, MI Parks & Recreation Department 

The Albion Recreation Department can be found on Facebook.

Rec. Desk Registration and Information

Historically the Albion Recreation Departments primary emphasis has been to provide activities for youth between the ages of 4 and 14 years of age. As the City changes demographically, the Recreation Department has and continues to explore programming to meet the recreational needs of the entire Albion Community.

The Albion Recreation Department, through partnerships with Marshall Public Schools, Albion College, The Battle Creek YMCA and other non - profit organizations utilizes a wide array of facilities within the city to provide programming for it's residents. This enables the Recreation Department to offer highly successful programs such as Mommy and Me Swimming; Water Aerobics; The Annual Easter Egg Hunt; The Daddy Daughter Dance; Summer Dreams Enrichment Camp; Peapod Summer Camp; Youth Football; Youth Basketball; Music in the Park; Free Movie and Lunch at the Bohm Theatre; The Community Bike Ride Program; T-Ball (which originated in Albion by then Recreation Director Jerry Sacharski) and more to the community.

While the primary goal of the City Recreation Department is to engage residents in leisure activities and to provide healthy lifestyle choices, we also understand and accept the responsibility to prepare our school-age youth for the educational and behavioral expectations of high school and beyond. To this end, many youth programs require that participants meet an academic and behavior standard to participate.

The City of Albion Recreation Department is funded through a Special Recreation Millage, part of which helps fund The Forks Senior Center. The Recreation Departments budget is augmented by grant funding, private donations, and program fees.




Albion YMCA Recreation

Respectively operated by YMCA Battle Creek 
Jill Hinde

Albion Recreation Manager to be announced soon!
Contact with any questions.