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 Cherry Park
Cherry Park is a small urban community park perfect for a summer's day. The water playground and two playground areas are close together, with benches and picnic tables nearby for parents to sit and relax and watch the kids.
The Playground at Cherry Park
The woodchipped surface playground has a couple of twisty slides, a merry-go-round and a climbing dome. It has benches for parents and is adjacent to the splash pad.
The Splashpad at Cherry Park
Splash pad or "water playground" has a concrete surface and several streams of water to cool you off on a hot day.
Cherry Park Features
- Basketball Court
- Free Admission
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
- Tennis Courts
- Walk to Ice Cream
Facilities: A bathroom is available.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Playground is open all year, splash pad is open seasonally from 10 AM to 9 PM.
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