A Bit about Manhattan Park
Manhattan Park is a popular hangout for families around East Grand Rapids. Many youth soccer and baseball games happen at Manhattan, as well as sand volleyball matches, playground fun and picnics. Their trails hook up with Reeds Lake Trail system and in the winter you can fly down the super big sledding hill! .
I enjoy bringing my kids here because it truly feels like a community park. There always seems to be someone playing catch on the baseball fields, a game or two of volleyball going on, someone grilling, and kids climbing all over the playground equipment while others whizz by on bikes or scooters.
There are two entrances to Manhattan Park, the main one off of Manhattan (430 Manhattan Rd) and the other off of Cascade (southwest corner of Cascade and East Beltline intersection). The playground, pavilion and sand volleyball courts are near the Manhattan entrance. Bathrooms and playing fields are closer to the Cascade entrance.
Tips for Your Trip from other Parents
- The bathroom is a bit of a walk from the playground (nearer the sports fields) – have littles take a potty break before playing.
- The pavilion is nice for picnics or group gatherings, but reserve it if you want to use it for a group.
- The Manhattan Rd entrance is the one nearest the playground and pavilion. The Cascade entrance is nearer the bathrooms and playing fields.
- Bring out your sand toys for the volleyball courts (if no one is playing a game). My kids loved “digging for treasure” with their shovels.
- Winter Tip: the sledding hill is very cool! (The sledding hill is south of the playground, through a path in the woods, pictured below.)
Grab Your Coffee and Head to the Park
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The BIGGBY closest to Manhattan Park is located at 4750 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
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