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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About Lamar Park
If your family has a variety of interests, Lamar Park is your one-stop-shop for everyone's entertainment.
Sports fields & courts, a climbing wall, huge splash pad, playground, walking path and amazing picnic areas to enjoy a meal al fresco make Lamar Park the perfect way to spend a family day together.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Lamar Park
Very large playground area with a variety of options for kids, including slides & climbing structures.
There is also a big climbing wall to challenge all ages.
All play areas are over mulch.
The Splashpad at Lamar Park
This huge splashpad is universally accessible. The interactive play space features soaker stations, a water tunnel, fire hydrant and dumping buckets in a variety of bright, vibrant colors.
Activate the splash pad with the button on top of the red fire hydrant or with the foot pedal near the water rings.
Aqua Chairs are available to rent in one hour increments for up to four hours so everyone can participate in the fun. Call 616-530-3164 to make chair reservations.
Something Unique About This Destination
Aqua Chairs are available to rent in one hour increments for up to four hours so everyone can participate in the water fun. Call 616-530-3164 to make chair reservations.
Lamar Park Features
- Adaptive Equipment
- Basketball Court
- Dog Friendly
- Fishing Pond
- Free Admission
- Paved Walking Path
- Picnic Tables
- Sand Volleyball
- Soccer Fields
- Splash Pad
- Tennis Courts
Facilities: Grandstand, multiple picnic shelters & picnic areas, and restrooms.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open year round during daylight hours; splash pad open June 1 - Labor Day from 10AM - 8PM.
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