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.
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About Rosewood Park
Rosewood Park is a kid magnet. The playground and splash pad are very well kept, and their equipment appeals to a range of ages.
Rosewood Park has a two-story slide! And a splash pad!
Prepare to spend more than a few minutes at the park, as your kids will be busy for a while.
Something I appreciated about Rosewood is that there seems to regularly be lots of kids around, which makes playtime more exciting for my kids.
The Playground at Rosewood Park
There are two separate playground areas here, both with recycled tires ground covering. There is a smaller play area for toddlers.
Everything is out in the open so it's easy to keep an eye on kids at different play structures.
The larger playground has a huge two-story slide.
The playground flooring gets very hot in the sun so water shoes would be a good idea.
The Splashpad at Rosewood Park
The splash pad is smaller and perfect for toddlers.
It's near the playground, but not fenced in. Keep an eye on fast kids, as they may whiz in and out of the two play areas.
The splash pad is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Something Unique About This Destination
There is a giant detention pond right next to this park.
When the detention pond isn't full of water, the bowled area is home to the annual mega Slip n' Slide Jenison holds each summer.
In the winter, the "bowl" is known as Charlie’s Dump and is a really fun sledding destination for everyone.
Rosewood Park Features
- Free Admission
- Picnic Tables
- Soccer Fields
- Splash Pad
- Toddler Playground
Facilities: The bathrooms are clean and well kept. They are open 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
There are nice areas for picnic lunch, and you can even find a nice shaded area under a tree to hang out and eat.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? All Year
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