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 Allendale Charter Township
About Allendale Community Park
Allendale Community Park has TWO splash pads and a giant sandbox, making it a fun kids park for all ages.
Perfect for toddlers, it has a small separate playground as well as a smaller splash pad.
For the older kids, it has a larger playground area with play structures. There is also a second bigger splash pad, a giant sandbox, an Octoball pit, picnic tables, basketball hoops and baseball fields.
The Playground at Allendale Community Park
Two playgrounds are available, one especially for toddlers. The larger has a huge sandbox, a merry-go-round, swings, a big play structure and more.
The smaller is shaded with pint-sized structures and toddler swings. Playgrounds are both woodchip-based.
The Splashpad at Allendale Community Park
There are two splash pads - a larger and a smaller. Water turns on seasonally at 10 AM.
Something Unique About This Destination
This park has several unique attractions - a bandstand, the Knowlton House Museum and gardens, Veterans Memorial - not to mention TWO splashpads and TWO playgrounds!
Allendale Community Park Features
- Basketball Court
- Free Admission
- Paved Walking Path
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
- Tennis Courts
- Toddler Playground
Facilities: A couple of picnic shelters are available as well as restrooms.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year
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