Rosewood Park in Jenison, MI

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Rosewood Park in Jenison

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Accessible
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • 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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Rosewood Park Pavillion Hunt

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36 thoughts on “Rosewood Park in Jenison, MI”

  1. Hi, Can you tell me why the many beautiful city parks, playgrounds, and Nature Center in Hudsonville were left out of this article?

    1. We’re currently rebuilding this article and they will be added as soon as we can get them. We’re implementing a new searchable database and info population takes time. Please check back and hopefully you will see lovely the Hudsonville Parks included.

  2. Sebastiaan Johnson

    hello, i was wondering which of these playgrounds have a calisthenics park or set with them. If so would that be a possible project for the future. I have a cousin coming for a few weeks and I’m trying to find one of these calisthenics sets or parks for him.

    1. Sebastian, if I am understanding your question, MLK Park in Grand Rapids has a calisthenics set, with sit up bars, a climbing rope, etc.

  3. Just went to Danish kingdom park in Greenville and was not impressed at all. Has not been kept up very well. The description on this site makes it sound like a great park but honestly it’s a little ran down.

  4. Cherry Park is amazing! Small splash pad, restroom, and a stone’s throw from The Parlor ice cream shop, which is open late afternoon and does a generous kiddie-sized scoop. Highland Park and Fuller Park also have great splash pads and restrooms.

  5. Richardson.Sowerby park should be on the list for Rockford. It’s right off the White Pine Trail near the Rogue River. There’s also some covered picnic areas, bathroom facilities, and it’s so close to all the fun in downtown Rockford. Also missing from the list is Morley Park in Cedar Springs!

  6. There is a small park in Rockford called Glen Park. We really like it because on those hot summer days this park is mostly in the shade and the equipment doesn’t get hot enough to burn.

  7. [email protected] France

    What Grand Rapids park for children is closest to John Ball Zoo that has grills to cook on? ThankING you in advance

  8. Rosewood Park has now added a splash pad and a toddler playground as well as new bathrooms, repaved parking lot and lights to their park. Quite nice and getting popular.

  9. Kristen Beadenkopf

    We live in Jenison and our favorite is 8th Ave Community Park. It has a nice playground, 1mile paved trail around lake and a clean beach for swimming. Basketball courts and bathrooms with a covered pavilion with a ton of picnic tables.
    Also, Rosewood Park in Jenison is under construction now and they are adding a larger playground, splash pad and bathrooms. It’s already a soccer field/sledding hills with a small play area. It’s at 18th and Rosewood Ave.

  10. I like Myers lake park in Rockford has 2 size play structures swings a bathroom and changing area and beach, charcoal grills lots of shady areas lots of parking spots lots of picnic tables a covered pavilion grassy areas big waters nice

  11. We love Maplewood Park in Jenison. It has a cool waterpark on one side and a playground on the other side.

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