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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About Maplewood Park
With both a splash pad and lake, water lovers will rejoice.
The park also includes a variety of athletic fields, a walking path, and a playground.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Maplewood Park
The signage on the playground has one section as 2+ and another as 5+, but it is one big unit.
There is not a separate toddler playground.
The uppermost levels of the play structure have open spaces to climbers that may make parents of toddlers nervous.
The surface is recycled tires.
The Splashpad at Maplewood Park
Open Memorial Day-Labor Day and completely fenced in.
There are some picnic tables nearby - a few are shaded.
There are plenty of grassy areas for picnic blankets.
The smaller toddler toys are on one end of the pad and taller dump buckets and squirters are on the other.
The Walking Path at Maplewood Park
A relatively flat 1-mile long paved pathway goes around the lake.
Maplewood Park Features
- Basketball Court
- Fishing Pond
- Free Admission
- Lake or River
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
- Tennis Courts
Facilities: Bathrooms are available Memorial Day-Labor Day when the splash pad is open.
Port-a-potty on-site year-round.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Year-round
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