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 Kent County Parks
About Wahlfield Park
If you're looking for a great park to hike, Wahlfield Park is the place to go. Kids will love the visual scavenger hunt and crossing several wooden bridges along the trails.
Trails are for hikers and mountain bikers.
Enjoy your lunch at picnic tables at the trailhead while the kids play on the playground.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Wahlfield Park
Large play structure for a wide range of ages, with climbing areas and swings surrounded by mulch.
Hiking Trail Details
The natural surface, non-paved trails vary from wooded, creek views to endless, open field views.
Hiking trails are pretty easy, while the biking trails offer moderate to intense difficulty.
There are several wooden bridges crossing the creek that makes its way through the park, but the majority of the trails are dirt or gravel--so it’s best to leave the strollers behind.
Something Unique About This Destination
Visual scavenger hunt for kids along the hiking trail.
Wahlfield Park Features
- Free Admission
- Hiking Trails
- Mountain Biking Trail
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: Restrooms available May - October.
Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas
Time of Year? Open year round from 7 AM to sunset
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.