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.
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Park managed by Ottawa County
About Tunnel Park
Walk through a tunnel in a dune to enter Tunnel Park.
Families love the playground, dune climb and a dune stairway, picnic areas, two picnic shelters, four sand volleyball courts, modern restrooms, and seasonal concession with vending machines.
Pets permitted on leash October - April only.
The only way down to the beach is down a wooden staircase or a set of dunes, so plan accordingly. Sandy trails to key use areas, including through the tunnel to a beach overlook deck.
The Playground at Tunnel Park
Playground includes slides with separate climbing structures over sand.
Something Unique About This Destination
There is a cool overlook and sandy dune kids can run up and down.
Tunnel Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Parking Fee
- Picnic Tables
- Sand Volleyball
Facilities: Restrooms and picnic shelters.
Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas
Time of Year? Park is open 7 AM to 10 PM March to October 15. Tunnel Park is open April 1 until the first snowfall, 7 AM – 10 PM.
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.