The administrative team at RARA works in cooperation with the City of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rochester Community Schools and Avondale Community Schools to provide opportunities to all of our residents and guests in the greater Rochester area.  Our goal is to enhance lives and enrich community by creating recreation experiences that evolve as a result of trends, surveys, and evaluation.  We want everyone in the community to say "I play at RARA!"  If there is something you are looking for that we do not offer, let us know by clicking here.





Rochester Avon Recreation Authority
480 - 500 E Second St
Rochester MI 48307
Ron Jewell
Executive Recreation Director
Questions Regarding:
  • RARA Staff
  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Starting New Programs with RARA
  • Facility Usage
Dave Word, CYSA CPRP
Assistant Director
Questions Regarding:
  • Facility & Program Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Facility Rentals
  • Fitness
  • Advertising
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Adult Softball
Makayla Kroening
Recreation Supervisor
Questions Regarding:
  • Spring Break and Summer Day Camps
  • Movies in the Park
  • Mountain Bike Club
  • Contract Instructor Programs (Basketball Clinics, Soccer, Youth/Adult Workshops, Youth/Adult Karate)
  • Special Events
Mollie Centala
Recreation Coordinator 1
Questions Regarding:
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
Bernie Cruse
Recreation Coordinator 2
Questions Regarding:
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
Lyndsey Ramsay
Recreation Supervisor
Questions Regarding:
  •  SCAMP
  • Adaptive/Special Needs Programs and Events
  • Early Childhood Programs (Music with Joy, Lil' Dragons Karate, Future Athletes, Start Smart, 3-5 y/o Snapology, Canvas Kids, Coloring Contest)
  • Babysitting Safety & Pet Sitting Safety Classes
  • Birthday Parties
Michelle Hale
Customer Service Representative
Questions Regarding:
  • General Program Information
  • Payroll & New Hire Information
  • Board Meeting Reporting
Penny Holman
Customer Service Administrator
Questions Regarding:
  • Program Registration
  • Program Receipts
  • Refund Requests
Kori Word 
Recreation Supervisor 
248-656-8308 ext 113 
Questions Regarding:
  • Facility Rentals in Rochester Community Schools, Halbach and Jaycee Park
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • T-Ball
  • Volleyball 


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