The Complete List of Splash Pads & Pools Around Grand Rapids – with MAP!

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Splash Pads and Water Fun that Will Help You Stay Cool

I love splash pads for the younger crowd. Kiddie pools are fun, too, but these spray parks have their place.

Kids can choose their own level of “getting wet” at a splash pad. Older kids can let dump buckets spill over their heads repeatedly while nervous toddlers can just make wet footprints.

Plus, I don’t have to squeeze into my bathing suit (why does it shrink on me every year?).

We are marking splash pads that have been confirmed to be open for 2020 with
♥ OPEN or ⊗ CLOSED

Any listing without a notation has not yet been verified for 2020. If you can confirm a listing is open, please email [email protected] Thanks!

When the kids are bigger, we can all go bananas in the pool!

When it’s 95 degrees and the humidity is just as high, I will do whatever it takes to squeeze into that swimsuit (I eventually buy the next size up– gotta face the music here) and plunge into the pool with my kids.

We’ve compiled a list of all the area splash pads, splash parks, kiddie pools, and pools. Whether you’re looking to get wet in Grand Rapids, Holland, or destinations in between, we’ve got you covered.

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CITY SPLASH PADS & POOLS

City of GR Splash Pads

The City of Grand Rapids has been working hard over the past few years to convert old wading and kiddie pools into modern splash pad and water playgrounds at various parks around town. These splash pads have become staples in local neighborhoods and make visiting a park with one of these water play amenities an added treat.

CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS will begin opening splash pads on  June 8, 2020.

They are updating this Facebook post as each splash pad reopens. As of time of printing, the following pads are open.

♥ OPEN : Aberdeen Park Splash Pad
2230 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN : Alger Park Splash Pad
921 Alger St. SE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Campau Park Splash Pad
50 Antoine Street SW, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Cherry Park Splash Pad
725 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Fuller Park Splash Pad
300 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Splash Pad
851 Madison SE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Heartside Park Splash Pad
69 Ionia SE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Highland Park Splash Pad
523 Grand Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Joe Taylor Park Splash Pad
1030 Bemis SE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Lincoln Park Splash Pad
231 Marion Avenue NW, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Mary Waters Park Splash Pad
1042 Lafayette NE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Mulick Park Splash Pad
1632 Sylvan Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Roosevelt Park Splash Pad
739 Van Raalte Drive SW, Grand Rapids MI


♥ OPEN: Wilcox Park Splash Pad
100 Youell Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI


City Pools – GR

⊗ CLOSED: Briggs Park Pool
350 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

⊗ CLOSED: Martin Luther King Park Pool
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

⊗ CLOSED: Richmond Park Pool
1101 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
This pool is zero entry so it’s perfect for young kids

SPLASH PADS SOUTH & WEST OF GRAND RAPIDS

Many of the splash pads south and west of Grand Rapids are near playgrounds which makes for even more fun things to do outside. Most of them are free to everyone, but a couple do have a small admission fee.


Pinewood Park
 1999 Wolfboro Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Open Memorial Day – Labor Day, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.


♥ OPEN: Veteran’s Memorial Park
355 48th St, Kentwood, Michigan 49548
Open Memorial Day – Labor Day, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
SPECIAL NOTE: The park is currently under construction and the splash pad is not available until it’s finished. A bigger splash pad will be coming!


♥ OPEN: Millennium Beach Park & Splash Pad ($)
1415 Maynard Avenue SW, Grand Rapids.
Open the weekend before Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend. Check website for splash pad hours and admission fees.

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♥ TENTATIVELY OPENING JULY 6: Lamar Park
2561 Porter St, Wyoming, MI 49519
Open June 1 through Labor Day, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.


Oriole Park
1380 42nd St SW, Wyoming MI 49509
Open June 1 through Labor Day.


♥ OPEN: Southlawn Park
4125 Jefferson Ave SE, Wyoming
Open June 1 through Labor Day.


♥ TENTATIVELY OPENING JULY 6: Kroc Center Pool & Playground ($)
2500 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids
Outdoor Splash pad open May 30 through Labor Day weekend during Open Swim hours. Open Swim Times vary daily, so please visit their website for accurate times.

SPLASH PADS NORTH & EAST OF GRAND RAPIDS

Enjoy a different kind of water play north and west of Grand Rapids.

♥ OPEN Rogers Park
75 North Union Stree, Sparta MI 49345
Small splash pad in Rogers Park in the Village of Sparta, across from the bowling alley.


♥ OPEN Frederik Meijer Gardens ($)
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday & Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Tuesday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Great Lakes water play area and small wading fountain.


Leslie E. Tassell Park Interactive Fountain
2900 Thornapple River Dr. SE, Grand Rapids

Open 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (hours given are for the park, fountain hours may vary).


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OTTAWA COUNTY SPLASH PADS

Most of the Ottawa County splash pads have the added bonus of on-site bathrooms. Some also have toddler area separated from the older kid zones.


Allendale Twp. Park & Splash Pad
6676 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale
Features two splash pads: one for toddlers and one for older kids. On-site bathrooms.


♥ OPEN: Maplewood Park 
8000 12th Avenue, Jenison, MI
Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Splash pad is enclosed and has some picnic tables. On-site bathrooms.


♥ OPEN: Terra Square – Hudsonville Splash Pad
Harvey Street, Hudsonville, MI

This splash pad is very small and is perfect for toddlers. It’s off of Chicago Drive, by Dorados and Sonder.


⊗ CLOSED: City of Zeeland Splash Pad Park
21 S Elm St, Zeeland
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM except for Sundays open at 12:00 PM.
Barrier-free with on-site bathrooms.


♥ OPEN: Downtown Holland Splash Pad
99 East 8th St, Holland
Open 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Please note that we haven’t been able to verify that this splash pad is still operational


♥ OPEN: Rosewood Park
1899 Rosewood St, Jenison
Open 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

(Hours given are for the park, splash pad hours may vary)
Picnic tables nearby. On-site bathrooms.

maplewood park jenison splash pad

♥ OPEN: Grand Haven Splash Pad
101 N. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven

Open in warmer months weather permitting.

BARRY COUNTY SPLASH PADS

Spray Plaza
100-150 N Church St, Hastings
On-site bathrooms

PRIVATE POOL MEMBERSHIPS 

Private pools come with the added bonus of access to other amenities whether it’s golf courses or fitness activities.

If your family loves to swim and be active, a membership to a pool may be right for you.


Watermark Country Club ($)
5500 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, 49546

Option to purchase a pool-only membership


Thousand Oaks Golf Club ($)
4100 Thousand Oaks Drive, Grand Rapids, 49525

Option to purchase a pool-only membership
Membership includes access to an off-site pool at Watermark, Stonewater or Sunnybrook


Stonewater Country Club ($)
7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, 49316
Option to purchase a pool-only membership


Sunnybrook Country Club ($)
624 Port Sheldon Street SW, Grandville, 49418
Option to purchase a pool-only membership


Ridgemoor Swim Club ($) 
2435 Inverness Rd SE, Grand Rapids, 49546


Kent Country Club ($) 
1600 College Ave NE Grand Rapids, 49505


♥ OPEN: MVP Sportsplex – Burton ($) 
4035 Burton St, Grand Rapids, 49546


♥ OPEN: MVP Athletic Club ($)
115 Crahen Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 49525


MVP Athletic Club – Holland ($) 
650 S Waverly Rd, Holland, 49423


Macatawa Golf Club ($)
4600 Macatawa Legends Blvd., Holland, 49424


Cascade Hills Country Club ($)
3725 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, 49546


Blythefield Country Club ($)
5801 Northland Dr. NE, Belmont, 49306


Egypt Valley Country Club ($)
7333 Knappy St. NE, Ada, 49301


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Splash Pad Park in Allendale

Allendale Community Park
6676 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI 49401

There are two splash pads - a larger and a smaller. Water turns on seasonally at 10 AM.

Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Campau Park
50 Antoine SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

The splash pad or "water playground" is right next to the playground, and offers cool streams of water that kids can run through. The surface is of the pad is concrete.

Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Cherry Park
725 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Splash pad or "water playground" has a concrete surface and several streams of water to cool you off on a hot day.

Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Lincoln Park
1120 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Larger splash pad with fountain water features.

Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Joe Taylor Park
1031 Baxter St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Concrete surfaced, the splash pad has bucket dumpers, rings to run through and several sprayers.

Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Aberdeen Park
2230 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

The splash pad is a mitten shape and features Michigan-based structures like a bald eagle, Grand River, black bear, morel mushroom, lighthouse and more. It is open from 10 AM - 9 PM during the summer.

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Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Wilcox Park
100 Youell SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Circular, concrete splash pad with water fountain features. This splash pad does not have any "toys" on it.

Rather, visitors will enjoy running through the spray elements as they go off at various times while parents relax on nearby benches.

Splash Pad Park in Grand Rapids

Alger Park
921 Alger St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

The concrete-topped splash pad has tons of fun spray features, benches and picnic tables. The restroom is close to the pad and recently updated. Splash pad is open from 10 AM to 9 PM daily.

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Splash Pad Park in Hudsonville

Terra Square Splash Pad
3380 Chicago Drive, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Interactive fountain features on a smaller splash pad.

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Splash Pad Park in Jenison

Rosewood Park
1899 Rosewood St, Jenison, MI 49428

The splash pad is smaller and perfect for toddlers.

It's near the playground, but not fenced in. Keep an eye on fast kids, as they may whiz in and out of the two play areas.

The splash pad is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

maplewood Park in Jenison

Splash Pad Park in Jenison

Maplewood Park
8000 12th Avenue, Jenison, MI 49428

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day and completely fenced in.

There are some picnic tables nearby - a few are shaded.

There are plenty of grassy areas for picnic blankets.

The smaller toddler toys are on one end of the pad and taller dump buckets and squirters are on the other.

Veterans Park splash pad

Splash Pad Park in Kentwood

Veterans Memorial Park
355 48th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Several different water features including fountains, hoops to walk through and a dump bucket

Splash Pad Park in Wyoming

Lamar Park
2561 Porter Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519

Huge splash pad with spraying, tall showers & dumping water features, and hoops to run through.

zeeland splash pad

Splash Pad Park in Zeeland

City of Zeeland Splash Pad Park
21 S Elm Street, Zeeland, MI 49464

Kids like to bring buckets to play with at this barrier-free, colorful corner splash pad tucked along Elm Street in Zeeland. To activate the water during park hours, touch the center of each drain with your finger or toe.

The splash pad is fenced in and offers some shaded seating on the raised central deck.

Spray towers and spray elements make this a fun park for kids toddler to ten years old. The surface is concrete.

The park also includes a fireplace, public restroom facilities, and shaded seating and dining areas.

64 thoughts on “The Complete List of Splash Pads & Pools Around Grand Rapids – with MAP!”

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  2. Hastings has a small one right by the movie theater. There is also a small performance stage there that hosts family entertainment in the summer – not to mention the new amphitheater three blocks over. Bound to be lots of art and musical fun in Hastings this year!

  3. Rosewood Park, formally known as Charlie’s dump, in Jenison, has a brand-new splash pad opening this year. A new playground for toddlers as well too!

    1. Yes you can! Had my sons first birthday there. Stop in at the township office. I think it cost a little money. I can’t remember.

  4. Does any one know if mulick parks splash pad is opening this year? I went to take my kids earlier today, and the entrance gate was locked…

    1. I called them today because it has been locked and the parks and rec department says they are closed until further notice. 🙁

  5. there is a Splashpad in Grand Haven too! Between the band stands and I believe the ice cream shop is called Temptations.

  6. lamar park is nice but the splash psd can be a little slippery for little ones. I would suggest water shoes for young kids at that park. Pinewood Park in Zkentwood is small but not slippery. Both parks hav nice play areas

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    News from the city of GR is that the Alger Middle School splash pad is open from 11-7.

  8. The Maplewood Splashpad is open from 11am-8pm. It is really nice and has a nice playground, too. There is a limited number of shaded tables, but there is space in the grass for umbrellas if you bring your own. Also worth noting, there is one of the huge cell phone towers right in the lot to the park. There are some strong arguments that argue being in close proximity to them isn’t safe and arguments that it is fine…either way, just nice to know it’s there if that’s something you don’t want your kiddos (and yourself) around.

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    1. I just updated the post for 2013. There were a few minor changes for the GR open hours, but other than that, most of the info looks to have stayed the same. Let us know if you come across something that has changed. Thanks!

    1. It’s pretty early in the year- most open closer to June. We will let you know if we come across any that are already open.

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  12. I’m looking for an outdoor pool to join this summer. Any ideas for the SE Grand Rapids area? I’m willing to drive to get to a good pool. I’m just not sure what is available. Thanks!

  13. I don’t know if Holland is too far from GR to list here, but there’s been a splash pad for years now right in downtown Holland on 8th Street next to the 99 East 8th Street building.

  14. Southlawn Park on Bellevue & Jefferson SW (near South Godwin Elementary School) also has a splashpad, playground & covered picnic shelter. There are also benches that surround the play area.

  15. Is the Garfield Park Wading pool even functional? I have checked several times last year when they said that it was open and it was not.

  16. Pinewood park in Kentwood has a new splash pad with benches around it and a covered picnic area very close. Plus there is a large playground area.

    Also, Lamar Park in Wyoming has close-by covered areas with benches near their splash pad.

  17. Kentwood activities center on 48th st (between Eastern and Division) has a large park, volleyball/ sandpit and a splash pad! I see the city was redoing the parking lot, and updating…so we were going to check it out today!

  18. There is also a splash pad in Allendale at the park behind the fire station (on Lake MI dr and 68th) as well as one in downtown Holland, right next to the shopping district. Sorry I don’t know the name of the street for the one in Holland.

    1. The one here in Allendale is pretty small, but perfect for a low-key day. It is located in the Allendale Township Park (corner of Lake Michigan Drive (M-45) and 68th), and there is playground equipment as well. There are NOT a lot of picnic tables, but if you bring a blanket, there’s plenty of grass. It was finished Summer of 2012, so it’s in pretty good shape! I believe last year the water came on about 10 am.

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  20. Thanks Lindsay and Georgine!! We will check it out! I always like to check out new places, but with the pregnancy I want to be more cautious of where I can go so mommy can rest a bit ;).

  21. Tamara, I don’t think i see it on the list, but wilcox park wading pool is great for this. It is a GR Rec site and is near east town, st thomas school and aquinas. check to see if they will be opening this year. spots with shade and sun and playground too

  22. Question … which splash park is the best for letting my active kids 2 and 4yo get wet why I put my feet up (I need to take it easy rest of June and July) … I’m 8 mos pregnant (due in July) and want a carefree environment … just splash, no pool (since it’s just me when hubby at work during day)? I have been to Meijers Gardens and I do like it, but any other ideas without all the walking? I do like going to Fallasburg Creek/park and Townsend park lots too … “natural” splash parks, teehee!

    1. Tassell park in Cascade is basically just a flat fountain with “jumping” water (as my 3 year old says). There are benches and shady grassy areas where you can sit. It’s not very big it kept a 3, 4 and 6 year old occupied for almost 2 hours last week!

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