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 Plainfield Charter Township
About Versluis Park
If you can't go to Lake Michigan, head to Versluis Park!
Families love the accessible beach ramp, kayak & canoe launch, LIFEGUARDS, and restrooms. Plus covered eating area, grills and picnic tables throughout the park.
Review the rules prior to heading out since it's a former gravel pit.
The Playground at Versluis Park
Versluis Park has two playgrounds, and both are accessible.
The play area by the beach is over sand, lower to the ground and a tube for crawling. By the shelters, the playground is longer with interactive toys across the ramps.
Something Unique About This Destination
Two fully accessible play structures.
Versluis Park Features
- Adaptive Equipment
- Lake or River
- Parking Fee
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: Restrooms with shower & rinsing station, accessible beach ramp, kayak and canoe launch and covered eating area.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Fall - Spring: open daily from 7 AM to sunset. Summer: open daily from 11 AM - 9 PM. Beach is open Memorial Day to mid-August from 11 AM to 8 PM.
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