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 Ottawa County
About North Beach Park
Have a Grand Haven beach experience without the crowds! This beach is where the locals go to avoid the tourists.
When you need a break from playing on the beach, take a short hike up the wooden stairway to see the views from the top of the sand dunes.
Restrooms are only open in the summer.
Dogs are not allowed from May 1 - September 30. They must be leashed the rest of the year.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
The Playground at North Beach Park
Modern, colorful play structure with monkey bars and slides over sandy, rubber tiles.
Hiking Trail Details
North Beach Park is a great spot to climb sand dunes.
It's short a short, sandy trail to the wooden staircase.
Climb the stairs to the top of the dune and see incredible views of Lake Michigan.
Something Unique About This Destination
Life jackets are available for guests to borrow!
North Beach Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Hike with a Payoff
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Parking Fee
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: Seasonal restrooms, foot washing station, wheelchair beach access and picnic shelter with grills.
Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas
Time of Year? March 1 - October 15: 7:00AM - 10:00PM October 16 - February 28: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
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.