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The mission of the City of Albion Recreation Department is to provide a variety of recreational activities within the community which will enhance the cultural, psychological, social, physical and educational well being of the residents of Albion. The goal therefore is to get residents involved in a healthy lifestyle which will increase productivity and make for a more vibrate community.

Currently, Recreation activities are provided by the Battle Creek YMCA with events hosted at Washington Gardner and the Bohm Theatre.

As a reminder, there will not be any fitness classes this week, April 5th - April 10th. Classes will resume Monday, April 12th. 

New Fitness classes starting April 12th:
  • Silverstars: A low impact workout using weights, bands, and balls. 
  • Step Aerobics: A high energy class that uses a step platform to elevate endurance and full body toning.  
  • Step: A full body workout using a step platform that focuses on increasing heart rate, breathing, and strengthening the core. 
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)
WHERE: Washington Gardner, 401 East Michigan Ave., Enter through west door off of Berrien St. Free Parking available on Berrien.

YMCA April Schedule

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 of the youth programs require that participants meet a 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

Currently seeking an Albion Recreation Manager.
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