Local Playgrounds & Kids Play Parks
It’s likely you’re putting “Head to a Kids Park or Playground Near Me” on your bucket list of things to do with kids in Grand Rapids this summer!
There are hundreds of parks in the West Michigan area, though, so it can be difficult to find the best playgrounds or walking trails.
This list of some of the coolest playgrounds in greater Grand Rapids will help you find a great kids park near you!
Grand Rapids – Bursting with Playgrounds & Kids Parks 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 Playground Guide to help you find your family’s next favorite kids park with a 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 & Playgrounds
If you’re looking for a “kids park or playground near me,” start here. Scroll through the list below or use the SEARCH fields to filter the list according to location or park features.
Park Managed by City of Grand Rapids
In addition to a playground underneath aged shade trees, there are numerous tennis and basketball courts for local and team playing, baseball diamonds, and everyone's favorite: a large pool with a massive water slide!
This 16-acre park has room for anything you'd like to do!
The lodge at MLK Park is home to local neighborhood meetings and is slated to undergo renovation in 2022 to facilitate community activities and rentals. It has restrooms and changing rooms for the pool.
South East Area Farmer's Market is found on select Saturdays during the growing season and the park is home to many community events, like Movies in the Park and neighborhood celebrations.
Lifeguards on duty, and restrooms/changing area available in the lower level of the community center.
Map of Grand Rapids Parks and Trails
Find your next outdoor adventure near you with this map of the best hiking trails, playgrounds, and parks in West Michigan.