Mayor’s Message and Summer in Wyoming

City of Wyoming's Veteran's Fountain.
City of Wyoming’s Veteran’s Fountain.

By: Mayor Jack A. Poll


As summer is upon us and we’re more likely to interact with our neighbors, I want to reflect on the importance of respect and kindness in our City.


Our own actions,  however small, can change our community for the better. Even small things can make a big difference. Performing random acts of kindness can spread goodwill throughout Wyoming.


These may include:


  • Holding the door for the person behind you
  • Picking up litter in the street, in the parking lots or in our parks
  • Taking someone else’s cart back to the grocery store
  • Helping plant or weed your neighbor’s garden
  • Saying “thank you” to service members
  • Simply saying hello and smiling when you pass someone


I urge all of our citizens, businesses and school districts to be involved, informed, and to support and promote civility and kindness


Summer Activities in Wyoming


Splash pad at Lamar Park

Beat the summer vacation slump with these activities taking place in the City of Wyoming in July.


The Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission Concerts in the Park will take place at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Lamar Park, 2561 Porter St. SW.


All Concerts in the Park events are free to attend. Each concert features a theme, giveaways, games and competitions for kids and adults, as well as inflatable bounce-house equipment. Local, affordable, and healthy food options are available for purchase from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


July concerts include:


  • The Kentwood Community Church Worship Band with gospel and world music on July 5.
  • The Legal Immigrants with indie folk rock on July 12.
  • Jared Knox with modern country music on July 19.
  • The Crane Wives with Americana Folk music on July 26.


For more information, visit


The Metro Health Farm Market at Metro Health Village, 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW, is open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. each Thursday in July.


The market attracts visitors from all over West Michigan. In addition to farm-fresh produce, offerings include baked goods, flowers and plants, homemade foods, hand-crafted items and more from about 60 different vendors. The market features free parking and fun, family friendly events throughout the summer months.


For more information, visit


Wyoming Parks and Recreation and Senior Center activities and events include technology, art, dance and fitness classes, day trips, social services and educational programs.


To browse summer activity brochures, get more information and to register for classes and events, visit the City of Wyoming website at