Kalamazoo County Parks Foundation

Welcome to the Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County


 We at the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, while shaken by the recent bicycling tragedy, are overwhelmed with gratitude at the outpouring of support and love in honor one of our own, Suzanne Sippel.

We are so honored to have been able to benefit from Suzanne's wisdom and passion in her roles as board member, ambassador, and patron of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

The Parks Foundation is receiving gifts in Suzanne's name daily from all over the country, and as far away as France. It is evident that she was loved by many. Her legacy will live on as we thoughtfully ensure that each gift will support the mission of completing the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, a mission that Suzanne helped to envision.

Thank you so much for your comforting words, letters, cards, and gifts to honor Suzanne. We are proud to carry on her legacy.

The Parks Foundation and Kalamazoo River Valley Trail Family


Kalamazoo River Valley Trail Construction Campaign

Trail Built: 22 Miles; Remaining Trail to be Built: 13 Miles
Goal: $16.6 Million; Raised: $10.4 Million; Remaining to be Raised: $6.2 Million

Your gift will help link 139 miles of trail.

26 Miles of Battle Creek Linear Park

35 Miles of KRVT

25 Miles of Fort Custer Recreation Area Trails

34 Miles of Kal-Haven Trail

14 Miles of Van Buren State Trail

5 Miles of Calhoun County Trail