Roselle Park: Bike the Paved Paths, Explore the Playground and …Climb the Silo!

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Roselle Park in Ada is Unique

Roselle Park is not your traditional park. You won’t find swings or slides here, or even a splash pad.

But you will find a silo that you can climb to the top for incredible views. A paved pathway that takes you through beautiful nature preserve full of wetlands, prairie and forest.

Roselle Park milkweed girl Balanda

And a playground that invites children to use their imaginations.

Roselle Park jumping kids Hunt

Roselle’s 240 acres are located north of Fulton on Grand River Drive in Ada Township.

Roselle Park silo view Hunt

Roselle Park is Perfect for Tiny Bikers

This is the PERFECT place to take your young child and their bike, whether they’re pedaling with training wheels, using a balance bike, or scooting along on their own.

The paved path is relatively flat and in great condition. Plus, it doesn’t cross any roads.

Roselle Park biking girl

Essentially, you’re jogging through a nature preserve with glimpses of the Grand River when you travel the paths at Roselle Park. You can go down and back or make a loop with the paths for an excursion just over 2 miles long.

Along the way you’ll find an observation deck that the kids will want to check out.

Roselle Park girls Balanda

There’s so much to explore at Roselle Park, and it’s so different from a traditional park that kids will be drawn in from the start.

Tips for Your Trip from other Parents

  • Roselle Park is in full sun, so prepare accordingly.
  • Being in a wetland/prairie area, prepare for mosquitos or other bugs. (We did not encounter any in early September, but they may be bad in other seasons.)
  • Have your kids try the door to the silo. And watch their excitement as they discover steps to the top to take in beautiful views.
  • There is a wooden wetlands observation deck off the paved trail to the river that kids like to climb.

Roselle Park silo stairs girl Ward

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This play structures at the park are geared toward bigger kids (climbing wall, rope webs), though toddlers would enjoy a stroller ride down the paved pathways, or climbing the steps inside the tower.

Roselle Park offers a play area, paved and natural trails, silo to climb, nature preserve, wetland observation deck, prairie, forest, Grand River views, canoe landing and cross country skiing. Their Resource Building is available for rent and has indoor bathrooms.

These may be the nicest park bathrooms around! Open 7 AM – 9 PM, they’re located in the Resource Building, which was just opened in 2016, and everything is new and clean.

There aren’t many picnic tables at Roselle, and no grills. You can find benches for sitting, but bring a picnic blanket just in case the tables are in use.

There isn’t much shade at Roselle Park, save for the shade that the silos cast.

Roselle Park is rather large, though most of it is wetlands or fields. The best spot for kite flying is near the Resource Building.

No admission fee for Roselle Park.

Roselle Park is open year round, dawn to dusk.

The Resource Building is also available for rental year round to non-profits and local business.

There is one main parking lot for the park, and a second lot for the Resource Building, where you can also park if it isn’t full for an event.

Have Tips or Questions about Roselle Park?

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