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 Joe Taylor Park
Joe Taylor Park is a small, modest park in an urban neighborhood.
Kids will love the splash pad with its bucket dumpers, and parents will love the toddler-focused playground and benches surrounding the park.
This park is perfect for a couple of hours of fun on a hot summer day!
The Playground at Joe Taylor Park
Playground is small, woodchip-surfaced and perfect for toddlers.
You'll find baby swings, a small structure with slides and a fun springy merry-go-round.
The Splashpad at Joe Taylor Park
Kids will love the splash pad at Joe Taylor Park. All over a concrete surface and partially fenced-in, it features dump buckets and spraying rings to run through.
If younger kids aren't brave enough for dump buckets, they can test out the sprayers from the ground.
Several benches are alongside the full-sun splash pad for parents to supervise their kids. A covered pavilion is nearby for a lunch or an escape from the sun.
Bathrooms are adjacent to the splash pad.
Something Unique About This Destination
The park was designed with sustainability in mind.
The use of LED parking lot lighting, a system of irrigation that reuses the splash pad water for the trees and lawn, and a green-focused permeable parking lot are all efforts to be an earth-friendly park.
Joe Taylor Park Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
Facilities: Restrooms and a picnic shelter are located near the playground and splash pad.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year; splash pad open seasonally from 10 AM to 9 PM.
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