Village of Pewamo

Welcome to the Village of Pewamo

Originally settled in 1834, the Village of Pewamo was incorporated in 1859, and proudly celebrated its Sesquicentennial in 2009. Pewamo prides itself as a family friendly, zoned community where you can enjoy small town living, but still have easy access to the amenities offered by cities such as Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Recreation opportunities abound in Pewamo. We have a nine acre Village park with ball fields, tennis courts, pavilions and lots of playground equipment! We are very excited to have the Fred Meijer CIS Trail passing through Pewamo. We invite you to start your trail journey here or to stop and visit as you enjoy the trail. We have a beautiful trailhead, which is fashioned after the original depot. There are restrooms, picnic tables and a drinking fountain, which we hope will allow you to take a moment to rest and refresh.

Exciting news for Pewamo

The Village of Pewamo is happy to announce that they have been awarded a Michigan SPARK Grant in the amount of $999,400.00 for the improvement of Blossom Time Park!  This is a grant that does not require any match funds from the Village of Pewamo.

Michigan Spark Grants help local communities create, renovate and redevelop public recreation opportunities for residents and visitors—especially those communities whose economies and health were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These grants support projects that provide safe, accessible, public recreation facilities and spaces to improve people’s health, introduce new recreation experiences, build on existing park infrastructure and make it easier for people to enjoy both indoor and outdoor recreation. It’s all made possible because of the Building Michigan Together Plan, signed in March 2022, which included a historic infusion of federal funding in state and local parks.

Pewamo was among 31 awards given to nearly 450 applicants.

We are beyond grateful to be awarded this grant and would like to thank RJM Park Design for their efforts in helping us with our park design and application.

We also want to thank the MANY who wrote letters of support during our application process!

We look forward to the future improvements this grant will allow for the Village of Pewamo Blossomtime Park and all who enjoy using it!

Click here to view a drawing that indicates the planned improvements to Blossom Time Park with the SPARK Grant.

Bulletin Board


Block Party Memories

Click the link below to view the slideshow that was put together to commemorate the Pewamo Block Parties!

Pewamo Mural

The Village of Pewamo was proud to unveil a new addition to Sesquicentennial Park at Block Party 2014. Due to generous donations received, the Village was able to commission Dan Arens of Westphalia to create a historic mural of the Pewamo Depot. Included in the mural is a tribute to our namesake, Chief Pewamo.


The Village of Pewamo is a Proud Supporter and Member of the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA)/The Right Place. Working together to support Economic Growth in Ionia County – Representing area companies and dedicated to retaining and attracting businesses to Ionia.

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Village Info

Pewamo Village Office


Phone: (989) 593-2553

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