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 Algoma Township
About Algoma Sports Park
Algoma Sports Park is perfect for a fun-filled afternoon. The playground has several unique play structures, and there is plenty of grassy space for kids to run around and burn up some energy. The pavilion has plenty of picnic tables and offers some nice shade from the sunny playground.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Algoma Sports Park
The woodchip-topped playground has swings, slides, and plenty of climbing options, including a fun climbing net structure. Some of the structures are low to the ground, making this playground a great place for toddlers.
The Walking Path at Algoma Sports Park
A .64 mile paved walking path surrounds the park.
Something Unique About This Destination
The Helsel Memorial Garden, situated in the middle of the park, offers a beautiful little stroll through the trees and flowers.
Algoma Sports Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Good for Rollerblading
- Paved Walking Path
- Picnic Tables
- Soccer Fields
Facilities: A large open pavilion offers plenty of picnic tables. There is also a restroom area with concessions and a picnic overhang.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year, from dawn to dusk.
Map of Grand Rapids Parks and Trails
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