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
If you’re looking for a “kids park with playground near me,” start here.
Scroll through the list below or use the SEARCH fields to filter the list according to location or park features.
Park managed by City of Grand Rapids
About Huff Park
A day at Huff Park will make both parents and kids happy!
Kids will love climbing around on the updated playground and exploring the wooded trails, and parents will love the gorgeous views along the long boardwalk.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Huff Park
Playground is woodchip-topped and recently updated. Lots of fun climbing and swinging options!
The Walking Path at Huff Park
The boardwalk is great for strollers and younger hikers.
It goes over wetlands and crystal clear streams - fun to look for creatures when passing over the water.
Please note that bikes, scooters, rollerblades, and skateboards are not permitted on the boardwalks.
Hiking Trail Details
The trails at Huff Park are pretty straightforward.
There’s a loop (about a mile in length) that consists of a paved path with a lengthy boardwalk that cuts through the middle.
The boardwalk also features a wetland overlook. You may spot red-winged blackbirds.
There are smaller, unpaved (and unmarked) paths that shoot off from the paved path if you’re looking for more of an adventure.
Something Unique About This Destination
Park is also an urban destination for cross country skiers.
Huff Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Hike with a Payoff
- Hiking Trails
- Paved Walking Path
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: An open shelter with plenty of picnic tables is available. Restrooms are located near the baseball fields (not the trails).
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year, from dawn to dusk.
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.