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 Alger Park
Alger Park is a fun kids park for everyone!
Older kids and adults will love the bike and walking trails, track and sports fields and courts. The younger kids will have a blast on the playground and the splash pad.
The Playground at Alger Park
The playground has a woodchip floor, with two large play structures, a slide, swings, a merry-go-round and plenty of things to climb on.
The Splashpad at Alger Park
The concrete-topped splash pad has tons of fun spray features, benches and picnic tables. The restroom is close to the pad and recently updated. Splash pad is open from 10 AM to 9 PM daily.
Something Unique About This Destination
The park is on the campus of Alger Middle School.
Alger Park Features
- Free Admission
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
- Soccer Fields
- Splash Pad
- Tennis Courts
Facilities: There is a picnic shelter and restrooms available.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Year Round, from dawn to dusk
Map of Grand Rapids Parks and Trails
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