Millennium Park’s New ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Playground is Now Open and It’s Free to Use

Millenium Park Playground

Millennium Park Adds a Third Playground

Thursday, October 15, 2020, marked the first day kids could test themselves against the obstacles of the new playground at Millennium Park in Walker, MI.


Millennium Park
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534

Watching & Waiting

Park visitors have been watching and waiting for the playground’s mulch base to be installed – the final step needed before the playground could open for public use.

In fact, just last week, users were kept at bay by orange fencing and black ground cover.

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Mulch was installed on the playground on Tuesday.

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Let Playtime Begin

This Playground is Based on American Ninja Warrior Courses

Kids and families that like to watch American Ninja Warrior on television will love testing their mettle on the new play equipment at Millennium Park.

Multiple obstacles and structures comprise the playground, which is geared toward older kids.

This design is the first in the USA and Millennium Park is excited to debut it here right in Grand Rapids.

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Photos: Millennium Park and Beach

Two Original Playgrounds Also Available for Use

The other two playgrounds on site are located near the new playground and are open for play.

Expect to find each play area geared toward a different age group.

All play area surfaces are covered in woodchips.

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Parent Review

Parent Jacqui VandenToorn recently visited the playground with her kids. We asked her what other parents should know about the new play eequipment and here’s what she had to say:

It’s VERY fun! I want to go back and use it as workout equipment 😂
Great placement on the property- kids can be on all 3 of the playgrounds and still be in view. That was very helpful for being there with multiple kids of different ages.
The new playground is geared toward older kids who are safe to climb independently, but even my 1 year old thought it was great.
Theres a replica of the first obstacle of Ninja Warrior (floating platforms) that seemed to be a big hit with all the kids there.
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More About Millennium Park

More Millennium Park Things to Do

Many more park amenities await Millennium Park visitors.

If You Go

Millennium Park is open year-round.

The gates close at sunset through the end of October, then at 3 pm through winter. The offseason parking lot is open year-round.

There is no admission fee for the playground. Fees apply in the summer months for those wishing to access the beach, spray playground, or boat rentals.


Millennium Park
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534


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