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 City of Grand Rapids
About Wilcox Park
A sweet little getaway in the city! Splash pad, basketball & tennis courts, picnic tables & an enclosed shelter, and two playgrounds with separate climbing structures.
They even have some old school playground equipment. It's also a good place to hammock, play frisbee, or fly a kite.
The Playground at Wilcox Park
Two modern playsets over mulch, including slides, swings and climbing structures. Woodchip ground cover.
The Splashpad at Wilcox Park
Circular, concrete splash pad with water fountain features. This splash pad does not have any "toys" on it.
Rather, visitors will enjoy running through the spray elements as they go off at various times while parents relax on nearby benches.
Wilcox Park Features
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
- Basketball Court
- Soccer Fields
- Tennis Courts
Facilities: Enclosed Shelter that you can rent from the city.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Main park open year round during daylight hours; splash pad open daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM during the summer season.
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