BENEFITING: Rochester Area Community Foundation
RARA is the shortened version of Rochester Avon Recreation Authority. The recreation provider for Rochester and Rochester Hills. Avon is a reference to Avon Township, which became the City of Rochester Hills in 1985.
RARA partners with many groups and agencies (governments, schools, sports associations, churches, businesses and other community groups).
RARA helps define our community and enhance our resident’s lives.
RARA offers a variety of programs including:
Adaptive Programs • Youth & Adult Dance Classes •Dance Competition Team • Youth Basketball Camps & Leagues • Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues • Adult Softball Leagues • Adult Basketball Leagues • Karate• Fitness • Preschool Classes• Preschool Camps • Photography Classes• Kids Empowered Classes •Drawing •Horseback Riding Instruction • Cross Country • Track • Wrestling • Tennis • Bowling • Ski/Snowboarding • Adult Soccer Leagues • Summer Day Camps • Flag Football • Girls Volleyball • Holiday & Spring Break Sports & Day Camps • Youth Sports Clinics & Camps• Preschool Sports Programs • Youth & Adult Golf Leagues & Lessons • Special Events and more!
Our project started many years ago when the RARA Board of Directors created a “Building Fund”. Our goal now as it was years ago was to create a community center for our residents without going to the communities for additional tax dollars.
In January of 2012 an opportunity came available that we couldn’t pass up. RARA purchased a light industrial building on a land contract and have begun renovations to convert the building into the community’s new recreation Center.
Funds that RARA raises now will be used to put the finishing touches on the facility. We want to provide our community an amazing center but we are living within our means. By being fiscally responsible the scope of our project has changed hopefully with the funds raised we will be able to go forward with more items on our wish list.
We Create Community through People, Parks and Programs!