Grand Rapids is Bursting with Parks & Playgrounds for Kids to Explore
Exploring new parks is a great way to get out and discover different parts of West Michigan without spending a lot of money.
Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is more popular than ever these days, so that’s why we’ve revamped the West Michigan Playgrounds Guide to help you find your family’s next favorite kids park with playground.
Amazing parks are everywhere in West Michigan. We’ve tracked down the best Grand Rapids playgrounds.
Some of the best playgrounds in Grand Rapids are tucked away in the corners of neighborhoods, others are in urban settings near downtown, and there are lakeshore parks on this list, too.
Directory of Kids Parks With Playgrounds
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Park managed by Kent County Parks
About Long Lake Park
Long Lake Park checks lot of boxes.
Kids will enjoy not one, but two playgrounds, followed by a nice swim at the beach.
Lots of shaded areas for picnicking to round out the day.
Pack up the kayaks and canoes for a fun time on the lake.
The Playground at Long Lake Park
Two playgrounds - one near the beach and one is near the wooded picnic area.
Both playgrounds have structures with lots of options - bridges, sliding and climbing.
Long Lake Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Fishing Pond
- Free Admission
- Lake or River
- Picnic Tables
- River Access for Boat Launch
Facilities: Park has six picnic areas and a picnic shelter that can be reserved for a fee or taken at first come, first served basis.
An enclosed shelter is also available for a fee.
Restrooms are available as well.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open May 1 - October 31; Open 7 AM to sunset
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