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 Ada Township
About Roselle Park
Roselle Park is not your traditional park. No swings or slides on the playground.
But you can climb a silo all the way to the top for incredible views of Ada.
The playground is mostly climbing and other more simple equipment that encourages kids to use their imagination.
Ride or walk down the paved pathway through a beautiful nature preserve full of wetlands, prairie and forest.
This path is the PERFECT place to take your young child and their bike, whether they’re pedaling with training wheels, using a balance bike, or scooting along on their own.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Roselle Park
Natural playground area with climbing features over mulch.
The Walking Path at Roselle Park
The flat, paved walking path is perfect for walking and a variety of wheeled activities.
Families love to bring their young riders here to practice their skills along this path.
While you're walking or biking, you'll explore a gorgeous nature preserve.
See how many different kinds of wildflowers and wildlife you can see - plus you'll have views of the Grand River along the way.
Stop at the observation deck to get close-up to the wetlands life.
Being in a wetland/prairie area, prepare for mosquitos or other bugs.
Something Unique About This Destination
Climb to the top of the silo for a beautiful view!
Roselle Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Good for Rollerblading
- Lake or River
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: Modern restrooms and picnic tables.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open year round during daylight hours
Map of Grand Rapids Parks and Trails
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