Welcome to the City of Hudsonville
The City of Hudsonville is a great place to live, learn, worship and do business. We are only 15 minutes away from two of the largest metropolitan areas in West Michigan. Travel west to reach Holland on the edge of Lake Michigan and east to Grand Rapids to visit the second largest city in Michigan with some of the best known cultural institutions in the nation.
Hudsonville is home to over seven thousand citizens. We have a long history of growth that began in 1872 with a settlement started by a fruit farmer named Homer Hudson, in 1927 the Hudsonville area incorporated as a village and in 1957 it officially became a city with a population of over 2000 people. Over the next several decades the city continued to grow. Beginning in the 1990’s the city created three business parks to accommodate light industry and commercial growth. During this same time period the downtown was redeveloped. Today a group of business and city leaders are working and planning to sustain and promote growth in the city with an emphasis on the quality of life.
Hudsonville is proud of its two community parks and one neighborhood Park. In the spring of 2012 a class of students from the local high school created a rain garden in Sunrise Community Park. In 2004 the city dedicated a new veteran’s park located next to City Hall. This park has six life size statues representing each branch of the military and a memorial wall for veterans’ names. During the summer, concerts are held in Veteran’s Park amphitheater which can accommodate over 250 people. The city also has a 70+ acre nature center that is made up of mature forest, deep valleys, a stream and several acres of Michigan prairie grass. In this nature park you can walk the 3 miles of trails and use several viewing stands to enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
The City Commission promotes cooperation and regional planning through its membership in the Grand Valley Metro Council made up of over 30 municipalities. Hudsonville is a fiscally conservative community but progressive in planning for the future. In summary we are known for our well-kept homes, quality businesses, fine churches and excellent public and private schools.
The City Commission meets at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. We welcome your involvement and input.
Donald Van Doeselaar