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 Kent County Parks
About Rogue River Park
Rogue River Park isn't just a really great name - it is a really fun park!
Visitors may recognize Rogue River Park as a major trailhead for the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail, but the park has something for everyone.
Whether you're looking for nature trails, river access, a playground, or sports fields, you can find it at this fun kids park.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Rogue River Park
Two separate play structures, one for toddlers and one for older children. Play area also has multiple slides, swings and is over mulch.
The Walking Path at Rogue River Park
The park also serves as a trailhead for the multi-use paved White Pine State Park Trail.
Hiking Trail Details
Rogue River Park has a natural surface hiking trail through the woods along the river. The main loop is 1.25-miles long, with several short spurs to parking areas.
The hiking trails can be accessed from the White Pine Trail trailhead off Belmont Ave NE (6240 Belmont Ave in Belmont). This is separate from the main recreation area off Belshire Ave NE
Rogue River Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
- River Access for Boat Launch
- Tennis Courts
- Toddler Playground
Facilities: Restrooms and picnic shelter.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? May 1 through October 31: Open from 7 AM to sunset
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.