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February 25, 2014

Downtown Zeeland Splash Pad Park





Downtown Zeeland will feature a photo exhibit of 20 to 50 2x3 feet photos of youth in the Zeeland community called Faces of Zeeland to capture the future faces of the community.
The vision of this project is to capture the true, real faces of Zeeland’s future through photos of youth in the Zeeland community.

By doing so, the city hopes to inspire others to invest in a younger generation while encouraging youth to think about the future and how they will choose to be a part of it. This project will emphasize the importance of youth in the Zeeland community and the value of walking with and teaching a younger generation.

The inspiration for the Faces of Zeeland exhibit stems from a global art project started by the street artist, JR, called the “Inside Out Project.” JR’s work captures the faces and voices of many people who otherwise would go unheard and unseen. The “Inside Out Project” is a global art project that features different individuals and people groups all over the world. JR’s website,, said the concept of the “Inside Out Project” is “to give everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and a statement of what they stand for, with the world.”

The City of Zeeland will feature its own photo exhibit Faces of Zeeland to showcase children in the Zeeland community. The city of Zeeland draws on the “Inside Out Project” conducted by the Holland Area Arts Council in March 2012. Many communities have locally adapted the “Inside Out Project” but to the city’s knowledge, Zeeland is the first community to solely focus on youth 18 years of age and under. Large printed photos of children in the Zeeland community will be pasted downtown Zeeland to show the value youth have in the community and the responsibility they have to nourish the community in the years to come.

Children under 18 years old and enrolled in a Zeeland school or who have a Zeeland address are encouraged to participate in the Faces of Zeeland photo shoot.

The photos will be displayed downtown Zeeland on Main Street after the new year.
Photo shoot sessions will be conducted by DeVries Photography of Zeeland. Session times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, November 19 – 5:00-7:00 PM – at DeVries Photography Studio, 52 E. Main Street in Zeeland.

Tuesday, December 2 – 6:00-8:00 PM – at the Howard Miller Community Center/Library, 14 S. Church Street in Zeeland

Monday, December 15 – 6:00-8:00 PM – at the Howard Miller Community Center/Library, 14 S. Church Street in Zeeland

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each individual session will take roughly five to ten minutes. No appointment necessary, participation in the Faces of Zeeland photo shoot is free. Once all of the photos are taken, the Faces of Zeeland Committee will select a diverse sampling of the photos to feature in the exhibit. Not all photos will be used in the Faces of Zeeland exhibit downtown but all photos will be available to parents for individual sale with DeVries Photography.
This project will be led by the City of Zeeland with excellent support and coordination from the Holland Area Arts Council and DeVries Photography.

Please contact Elly Vander Zouwen in the City of Zeeland Marketing Office at or (616)-772-6400 Ext. 2252 with any questions you may have.


To activate the water during regular park hours,
touch the center of each drain with your finger or toe.

To build a permanent recreation and community development facility located in Heritage Square; the corner of Main and Elm Streets, downtown Zeeland. The park will include above ground and surface mounted splash pad features, a raised platform with seating, which will double as an observation deck while the splash pad is in use and will be used as a stage during special events. The park will also include a fireplace, public restroom facilities and shaded seating & dining areas.

A Splashpad, also known as spray park, spray ground, aquatic play pad or water playground is a zero-depth aquatic solution that takes its cue from nature by combining the sensations of different water movements – flowing, misting and jetting.  – Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Toddler Water Zone
Youth Water Zone
Ground Fountain Water Zone
Concrete Splash Pad
Shaded Seating and Dining Areas
Performance Stage/Platform
Public Restroom and Mechanical Building
Landscaping & Fencing
Engineering and Architectural Services
Contingency Fund

We would love to put a permanent mark on this park with your family or company's name in recognition of your contribution to this project.



Donor bricks can be customized to represent a variety of ideas, including:

                Family Names

                Business Names

                Names of your Grandchildren

                Your Favorite High School, College or Professional Sports Team

                Clubs, Church Groups, School Grades, Alumni Groups;

                                i.e. ZHS   Class of 1990

*Donor bricks include up to 3 lines of text with 14 characters per line.

(Spaces & punctuation are included in the character count.)




Kevin Klynstra         Sally Gruppen
Rick Van Dorp         Mary Beth Timmer
Ann Query                Catherine Wasson
Carmen Meurer
Staff: Abby deRoo & Chuck Van Der Kolk

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GOLD DONORS - $100,000+
The City of Zeeland

SILVER DONORS - $25,000+
Zeeland Board of Public Works
Holland/Zeeland Area Community Foundation
Howard Miller Clock Company 
Gary & Gail Van Dyke Family / Portercorp
ODL, Inc.

In Loving Memory of Darin J. Post...Think Big
In Loving Memory of Evie Van Dorp, "The Dutchess"
3D Properties 
Belden Brick & Supply Company 
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Bruce's Blacktop LLC
CL Construction 
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E. F. Van Dorp Family Fund 
Gentex Corporation 
Huizenga & Sons Inc
Jack H. Miller
John C. DeWitt
Marlies DeWitt 
Mast Heating & Cooling Company
Mead Johnson 
Melvin S. Boonstra Family 
Michael & Karen Vande Bunte
Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce  
Moore & Bruggink  
Paul & Jodi Koning
Rick & Lisa Mannes 
Site Works Solutions 
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital 
The Farmhouse  
The Architectural Group 
Tom & Sue DenHerder
Town & Country Group 
Vertical Church-
Western Michigan Fleet Parts
Witness Inspection / Brouwer Family 
Zeeland Lumber & Supply

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In Memory of Randy & Cathy Dekker 
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Midway Machine Technologies, Inc. 
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The Soft Spot
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SUPPORTERS - $25 - $200
Aaron & Stacy Gruppen
Alyson & Greg Reifsnyder 
Angela Trujillo
Andy Spears
Anna & Victor Vandeventer
Arthur & Linda Limon
Arthur Mishke 
Art & Gloria DeKleine
Backyard Emporium - Ray & Debbie Kirn
Better Health Center - Dr. Wonhwi Lee
Bob & Dawn Larsen  
Bob & Suzanne Cox
Brenda Gamby 
Carla Wierda
Chris & Lisa Koeman 
Christina Harmsen 
Con & Barb Kleinheksel
Cornelia Steenwyk
Custer Insurance Agency  
Dean & Mary Wilkos   
Doug Ragan & Debbie Herrington 
Dutch Treat Salads 
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Eduardo & Christal Garcia 
Exclusive Marketing Concepts 
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Gary & Carolyn Van Hill 
Gary & Cheryl Bigoness
Gary & Vicki Morris
Gerald Huyser
Gerhard Griffioen 
Gordon Raterink 
Han P Oang & Ching Hoang
Jack Doheny  Companies 
James Watt
Jason - Sandy Wolters  
Jerry & Pam Holmes 
John & Gesine Horsting
John & Mary Dwyer 
Joan Walcott
Karen Doyle 
Kathy Kempema 
Katie VanderWall
Kurt Tillmann
Larry & Wilma Veldheer
Legends Design Salon LLC
Lori Wenzel
Macatawa Driving School 
Maria Gutierrez
Max & Angela Westfield 
Mike & Courtney VanDis 
Mirror Image Salon 

Nathan & Stacie Kunkle
Norm & Myra Barkel 
Patrick & Yvette Sibley
Performance Motorsports  
Robb & Jodi Dawson
Ross & Susan Hunter
Russ & Sandy Blanchard 
Ryan & Kari Ondersma 
Sara Smith
Shirley Ann Neal  
State Farm Insurance - Dave Schuch 
Steve & Pam Crumb  
Steve & Nancy Kempker
Turkstra Family  
Viola Westveld
Wayne & Donna Kiel
West Michigan Community Bank






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