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 Cascade Charter Township
About Cascade Township Park
Cascade Township Park has it ALL! From the amazing playground to the dog park to the many opportunities for sports, this park is worth the drive from near or far.
Kids will want to spend all day here (especially if there are low plane flyovers from the airport nearby!), so pack a lunch, some sunscreen, and sand toys and get ready for a treat!
The Playground at Cascade Township Park
The playground is fairly new and has a cushiony rubber surface.
It has unique and uncommon toys like a saucer swing, a net climbing structure, a small sandbox, and of course large structures with plenty of crawling, climbing, and sliding opportunities.
The playground is fantastic for older kids down to toddlers. There is not a separate toddler area, but many structures are low to the ground and designed for parents to accompany playing toddlers.
The Walking Path at Cascade Township Park
The kiking/walking path loop is a one-mile paved trail that has a few hills.
If you are bringing toddlers or new bike riders, the flattest part of the loop is near the sand volleyball court.
Something Unique About This Destination
Perfect for airplane-loving kids, this park is close to the airport and you just might catch glimpses of very low-flying planes!
Cascade Township Park Features
- Adaptive Equipment
- Basketball Court
- Disc Golf
- Dog Friendly
- Dog Park
- Free Admission
- Good for Rollerblading
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Pickleball Courts
- Picnic Tables
- Sand Volleyball
- Soccer Fields
- Tennis Courts
Facilities: An open picnic shelter is available, along with picnic tables throughout the park.
The restroom here is heated (thus open all year!), has baby changing facilities, and is near the playground.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year, from dawn to dusk.
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