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 Wabasis Lake Park
Wabasis Lake Park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream.
Explore the beautiful hiking trails or catch a fish. Splash around on the sandy beach, set the kids loose on the playground, or play a sport.
There is a four-lane boat launch, and the park connects to a campground with hook-ups and cabin rentals if you're looking for an extended stay.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Wabasis Lake Park
Four separate playgrounds within the park, though one is for campground users only. All play structures have climbing areas and slides over mulch.
Hiking Trail Details
This park offers short jaunts through the woods, connecting different areas of the park on natural surfaced trails.
The longest walking trail is about 1/2 mile long, running between the beach parking lot and the spring house near the boat ramp.
Something Unique About This Destination
Four lane boat launch and campground onsite.
Wabasis Lake Park Features
- Basketball Court
- Fishing Pond
- Free Admission
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Picnic Tables
- River Access for Boat Launch
- Sand Volleyball
Facilities: Restrooms available May - October. Two picnic areas, including open shelter and enclosed shelter. Campgrounds also onsite with 90 sites and cabins for rent May - October.
Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas
Time of Year? Open year round during daylight hours
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.