Where You’ll Find Charlie’s Dump and the Annual Giant Slip-n-Slide
1899 Rosewood St, Jenison, MI 49428
Next to Rosewood Park there is a giant detention pond. When it’s not holding water (to prevent local flooding), the bowled area is home to the annual mega Saturday Slip n Slide they hold each summer. (This year it’s August 12.)
In the winter, this bowl turns into Charlie’s Dump. Have you heard of it?
It’s a popular place to sled in winter, but can be hard to find, since “Charlie’s Dump” isn’t an official name and doesn’t have an address.
Rosewood Park at a Glance
- Located in Georgetown Township
- Appeals to a variety of ages
- Two playgrounds
- Splash pad
- Pavilions with picnic tables
- Enclosed bathrooms
- Shade trees for picnicking
- Soccer field
Rosewood Park Details
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 kids.
Toddlers will love the colorful splash pad that’s just their size.
There are also a smaller playground that toddlers will enjoy.
The playgrounds are fenced, but with open area to the splash pad, so you’ll have to watch any fast kids, as they may whiz in and out of the two play areas.
Tips for Your Trip from Other Parents
Rosewood Park has modern bathrooms.
Open seasonally, the bathrooms are nice and clean.
The playground flooring gets very hot in the sun, so water shoes would be a good idea!
Longer is better
The slide works best with longer shorts or capris. (I tried going down with short shorts – the skin on my legs did not appreciate that.)
Pack a lunch
There were nice areas for picnic lunch, and you can even find a nice shaded area under a tree to hang out and eat.
Don’t forget sunscreen
The splash pad and playgrounds are in full sun, as well as the soccer field.
Are dogs allowed at Rosewood Park?
No. Dogs are not allowed at Rosewood Park.
How long should you spend at Rosewood Park?
Kids will enjoy the playground for an hour or so. Plan for an additional hour or two if you’re also going to do the splash pad.
Is Rosewood Park accessible?
Yes, Rosewood Park is accessible and stroller friendly.
What time of year is Rosewood Park open?
Rosewood Park is open year round, with the splash pad being open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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