RARA Administrative Team

 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
500 E Second St
Rochester MI 48307
Four80 Fitness
480  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
  • Program Registration
  • Program Receipts
  • Refund Requests
Kate Tasky
Fiscal Technician
Questions Regarding:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • General Accounting 
Michelle Hale
Customer Service Representative, Payroll Coordinator
Questions Regarding:
  • General Program Information
  • Payroll & New Hire Information
  • Board Meeting Reporting
Jim Marshall
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Questions Regarding:
  • Maintenance at Four80 Fitness
  • Maintenance at RARA Recreation
  • Grounds Maintenance at 480 & 500 E. 2nd St.
Makayla Kroening
Recreation Supervisor
Questions Regarding:
Bernie Cruse
Recreation Supervisor
Questions Regarding:
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Fitness classes
  • Specialty Dance Camps
Lyndsey Ramsay
Recreation Supervisor
Questions Regarding:
  •  SCAMP
  • Special Needs Programs and Special Needs Leagues
  • Early Childhood Programs including Music with Joy, Lil' Dragons Karate, Future Athletes, Start Smart, 3-5 y/o Snapology, Sign Language Classes, Nature Programs, Watercolor Wonder Class.
  • Babysitting Safety & Pet Sitting Safety Classes
  • Birthday Parties
Kori Word 
Recreation Supervisor 
(947) 886-0081 
Questions Regarding:
  • Facility Rentals in Rochester Community Schools, Halbach and Jaycee Park
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country and Track
  • Softball
  • T-Ball
  • Volleyball 


Hours of Operation

Face coverings are required at all times in RARA facilities by patrons and staff.

Four80 Fitness 

Monday - Friday: 8am - 12pm & 4pm - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm
Closed M-F from 12pm - 4pm for deep cleaning
Closed Sat/Sun from 2pm -4pm for deep cleaning

500 E 2nd St 

Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm & 4pm - 8pm 
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Closed M-F from 1pm - 4pm for deep cleaning
Closed Sunday

Daily Screening Form



RARA Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for RARA? Contact us today and see how you can become a sponsor! Call us today at 947-886-0007