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 Kirk Park
If you are up for some hiking with gorgeous forest and lake views, Kirk Park is the perfect destination.
Get a good workout hiking the wooded trails and reward yourself later relaxing and playing at the beach!
Trail Difficulty: Difficult
The Playground at Kirk Park
Small, remote and woodchip-topped.
Hiking Trail Details
Hike over natural terrain through the woods at Kirk Park.
Keep an eye out for gorgeous wildlife and views!
The hiking along the dune ridges involves over 500 stairs and steep drop-offs, which may prove very challenging for some hikers.
Most of the walking trails are through densely wooded terrain, so take mosquito and tick prevention measures.
Kirk Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Dog Park
- Hike with a Payoff
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Parking Fee
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: A picnic shelter is available, as well as a rentable lodge building. Restrooms are available seasonally.
Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas
Time of Year? Open all year; from 7 AM 10 PM March 1-October 15 and 7 AM to 8 PM October 16-February 28
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.