Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South) in Lowell, MI

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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.

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Grand Riverfront Park Lowell

Park managed by Lowell Charter Township

About Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South)

Lowell's Grand Riverfront Park consists of two sections, North and South, that are joined by a splendid new walking bridge over the Grand River.

The 80-acre Grand River Riverfront Park includes two islands.

The south portion of the park has a canoe launch, two softball fields, a lacrosse field, 8 soccer fields, and a playground with equipment designed for ages 4 to 12. There's also a mile-long paved nature/walking path, a scenic overlook and fishing pier on the Grand River, one large picnic shelter with restroom facilities and one smaller one without. The park is open to the public every day from 8 AM to dusk, except for days that snow or water make driving in the park unsafe. Restrooms are closed from late October until late March.

The North side of the park is easily accessed at the corner of Bowes Road and Fulton Street in Lowell Charter Township. This side of the park has a small playground, gaga ball pit, pickle ball courts, and an ice cream shop (in season)

Trail Difficulty: Easy

The Playground at Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South)

South Grand River Riverfront Park: The playground here has a woodchip surface and is surrounded by large open fields.

North Grand River Riverfront Park: The playground at the North side of this park includes a gaga ball pit, a small playset, and pickleball courts.

South Grand River Riverfront Park Lowell Playground
North Grand River Riverfront Park Lowell Playground
North Grand River Riverfront Park Lowell Playground 1

The Walking Path at Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South)

The paved walking paths here are smooth and stroller-friendly. The path is one-mile long on the South Park side and offers views of the Grand River. This would be a great place for kids learning to bike ride to practice.

The walk over the bridge is very nice and pets on a leash are welcome. You can easily walk from the South Park to the North Park to get ice cream in the summer when the concessions are open.

Walking Trail at Grand River Riverfront Park Lowell

Something Unique About This Destination

The Lowell Crew team practices at this park. The boat launch is on the south side.

Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South) Features

  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Walk to Ice Cream

Facilities: Restrooms are open April - mid-October

The Yeiter Learning Cabin is used by the Lowell Historical Museum to teach about the history of fur trading in Lowell. It is also available to rent out for meeting space.

Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas

Time of Year?

Bridge at Grand River Riverfront Park Lowell
Canoe Launch at Grand River Riverfront Park Lowell

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36 thoughts on “Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South) in Lowell, MI”

  1. Hi, Can you tell me why the many beautiful city parks, playgrounds, and Nature Center in Hudsonville were left out of this article?

    1. We’re currently rebuilding this article and they will be added as soon as we can get them. We’re implementing a new searchable database and info population takes time. Please check back and hopefully you will see lovely the Hudsonville Parks included.

  2. Sebastiaan Johnson

    hello, i was wondering which of these playgrounds have a calisthenics park or set with them. If so would that be a possible project for the future. I have a cousin coming for a few weeks and I’m trying to find one of these calisthenics sets or parks for him.

    1. Sebastian, if I am understanding your question, MLK Park in Grand Rapids has a calisthenics set, with sit up bars, a climbing rope, etc.

  3. Just went to Danish kingdom park in Greenville and was not impressed at all. Has not been kept up very well. The description on this site makes it sound like a great park but honestly it’s a little ran down.

  4. Cherry Park is amazing! Small splash pad, restroom, and a stone’s throw from The Parlor ice cream shop, which is open late afternoon and does a generous kiddie-sized scoop. Highland Park and Fuller Park also have great splash pads and restrooms.

  5. Richardson.Sowerby park should be on the list for Rockford. It’s right off the White Pine Trail near the Rogue River. There’s also some covered picnic areas, bathroom facilities, and it’s so close to all the fun in downtown Rockford. Also missing from the list is Morley Park in Cedar Springs!

  6. There is a small park in Rockford called Glen Park. We really like it because on those hot summer days this park is mostly in the shade and the equipment doesn’t get hot enough to burn.

  7. [email protected] France

    What Grand Rapids park for children is closest to John Ball Zoo that has grills to cook on? ThankING you in advance

  8. Rosewood Park has now added a splash pad and a toddler playground as well as new bathrooms, repaved parking lot and lights to their park. Quite nice and getting popular.

  9. Kristen Beadenkopf

    We live in Jenison and our favorite is 8th Ave Community Park. It has a nice playground, 1mile paved trail around lake and a clean beach for swimming. Basketball courts and bathrooms with a covered pavilion with a ton of picnic tables.
    Also, Rosewood Park in Jenison is under construction now and they are adding a larger playground, splash pad and bathrooms. It’s already a soccer field/sledding hills with a small play area. It’s at 18th and Rosewood Ave.

  10. I like Myers lake park in Rockford has 2 size play structures swings a bathroom and changing area and beach, charcoal grills lots of shady areas lots of parking spots lots of picnic tables a covered pavilion grassy areas big waters nice

  11. We love Maplewood Park in Jenison. It has a cool waterpark on one side and a playground on the other side.

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