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 City of Grand Rapids
About Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is an oasis just west of downtown Grand Rapids, where visitors will enjoy the playground, fenced basketball courts and larger splash pad in the summertime.
This fun park is also reviewed as one of the cleanest parks around, with well manicured open fields perfect for chasing kids.
Pack a lunch, too, because there are plenty of picnic tables.
Lincoln Park is a nice little getaway within a quiet neighborhood.
Kids love to climb, slide and swing on the playground and get drenched at the splash pad in the summer.
With all kinds of mature trees, this is a great place to hang your hammock.
The wide open fields beg to have people run through them with their kites.
The Playground at Lincoln Park
Shorter playground perfect for younger kids, with swings & climbing structure all over mulch.
The Splashpad at Lincoln Park
Larger splash pad with fountain water features.
Lincoln Park Features
- Basketball Court
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
Facilities: Restrooms, pavilion, picnic tables and grills.
Stroller-Friendly? Playground or main areas only
Time of Year? Main park open year round during daylight hours; splash pad open daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM during the summer season.
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