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 Ottawa County
About Grose Park
Grose Park is a hidden gem!
You could spend all day here, swimming at the beach, walking through the woods and along the creek, fishing and playing horseshoes.
Adults and kids will love the beautiful views of the lake, creek, woods (and wildflowers in the spring!).
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Grose Park
Woodchip-topped with large play structures, offering plenty of sliding and climbing for older kids as well as younger ones.
Hiking Trail Details
These well-maintained trails are perfect for hikers of all ages, from kids to adults.
Expect great views of the lake and creek throughout the mile long hiking trails.
Wildflowers are at their peak from mid-April through May.
Grose Park Features
- Free Admission
- Hike with a Payoff
- Hiking Trails
- Horseshoe Pit
- Lake or River
- Picnic Tables
- Sand Volleyball
- Toddler Playground
Facilities: Two large picnic shelters are available - forest and lake. Restrooms are also available between shelters and near the playground.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open April 1 - October 31; 7 AM to 10 PM
Map of Grand Rapids Parks and Trails
Find your next outdoor adventure near you with our map of the best hiking trails, playgrounds and parks in West Michigan.