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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


     D.W. Richardson
Senior and Community Center
  For More Information:

Northview Senior Citizens Newsletter
- June-August 2013 Edition
- Sept-Oct 2013 Edition
- Nov-Jan 2014 Edition
- Feb-Mar 2014 Edition

If you have questions about the Senior Citizen Program, please contact Program Director Christine Friedt at 616-365-6150.
To reserve the Community Center for an event, download a copy of the Community Center Use Application here.  Return in person to the Plainfield Township Parks & Recreation Department.(Map)

If you have any questions, or would like to know what dates and times are available, call (616) 363-9399.

You can also reserve the outdoor Pavilion of the D.W. Richardson Park by filling out the Pavilion Use Application.  Please note that the Pavilion is not available for rent from October thru April.

Please review the Community Center Rules before submitting your application

For more information about the D.W. Richardson Park, click here.






The Plainfield Senior & Community Center is located in the D.W. Richardson Park, 5255 Grand River Drive NE, half block west of the East Beltline, south of Plainfield Avenue. (map)

The center is open seven days a week and serves as a meeting location for many groups and organizations, as well as family gatherings and parties. Due to the center's high demand, be sure to reserve your date well in advance.  Download, fill out and return the Senior/Community Center Use Application, or call (616) 363-9399, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 11:30am, 12:00noon to 3:30pm.

The DW Richardson Park Pavilion may also be reserved for your event. Download, fill out and return the Pavilion Rental Agreement, or call (616) 363-9399, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 11:30am, 12:00noon to 3:30pm.  The Pavilion is not available for rent from October thru April.

All groups renting the Community/Senior Center or the Park Pavilion must be familiar with the township's Community Center Rules and Regulations.

Just a friendly reminder: Alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be allowed on the premises. This regulation includes the building, grounds, and vehicles.

Northview Senior Citizens Program has Something for Everyone!

This active and engaged group is open to ALL Plainfield Township residents and meets at the Plainfield Community Center at 5255 Grand River Dr. NE (map) just west of E. Beltline. It offers a broad spectrum of programming. There is something for most everyone!  Some of upcoming programs include:

  • Outings: ArtPrize Tours, John Ball Zoo, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Dale and Gail’s Music Room to name a few!
  • Day Trips: Grand Traverse Bay Color Tour, Frankenmuth, IKEA/Trader Joe’s etc.
  • Programs: Apprentices for Life Lecture Series (this fall we have scheduled sessions on the Marimba, Travelogue on Australia and Ron Radmacher about the Backroads of Michigan), Healthy Cooking classes, Zentangle Art class, Mah Jongg lessons and more
  • Monthly Offerings: Monthly luncheons with entertainment, Lunch ‘N Movie group, Classic Film Fest and Book Club, free attorney consultation
  • Weekly offerings:
    • Exercise Programs: Zumba Gold (see more details below), Yoga/Pilates for Seniors (one class utilizing a chair and a second class for intermediates) each class offered two times a week, Stretch and Flex, Line Dancing and AFEP (sponsored through the Arthritis Program but effective for all).
    • Card playing (Samba and other games), Bridge and Mah Jongg each with a $1 drop in fee
    • Craft Workshop, Wii Bowling and Silvertone’s Choir (see more details below)
  • NEW! Zumba Gold® – Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun. THIS CLASS IS OFFERED FREE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AND 17TH AT 9:30 A.M. TO COME SEE WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! Classes are just $3 drop in fee each Monday at 9:30 starting on September 24th.
  • Silvertone’s Choir – The choir meets weekly to practice (September to December and March to May) and, about once a month, performs at area senior citizen communities throughout Grand Rapids area

For more information, the activity calendar, and the latest news, go to our website or contact Christine Friedt, Program Director, with questions or to be mailed a full newsletter at 365-6150 or

You can download our latest newsletters from the list in the upper right corner of this page.


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