Tanglefoot Park in Spring Lake, MI
Next time you’re in the Grand Haven area, stop by Tanglefoot Park in neighboring Spring Lake.
Tanglefoot Park, among more than 30 splash pads in West Michigan, is a gorgeous newly updated park.
As a result of donations from local residents and various grants, Tanglefoot Park is now a Universal Access waterfront park for the entire Village.
It features a splash pad, kayak launch, kayak rentals and a rentable event space.
Tanglefoot Park Spring Lake MI
History of Tanglefoot Park
312 West Exchange Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456
Tanglefoot Park was named after a successful Spring Lake family’s business – Tanglefoot Sticky Fly Paper.
The Thum Family gifted the property to the Village of Spring Lake in 1916.
From 1935-2019, the land was used as an RV Park.
In 2018, the Village took a hard look at how the land was being used and opted for a more open, accessible use plan.
The Farm & Garden Market at Tanglefoot Park
Spring Lake Farm & Garden Market has a new home!
Tanglefoot Park is where you will find vendors with fresh flowers and produce on Thursdays going forward.
Date: Thursdays, starting June 1, 2023
Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
There is some street parking and there are also a couple of public parking lots close by.
Host an Event or Wedding at Tanglefoot Park
Have an open house, family reunion, or wedding coming up?
Think of the Tanglefoot Park Pavilion for your event!
One of the visions for this new park is to host community events, art exhibits, theater performances, weddings, and more.
The Splashpad at Tanglefoot Park
Tanglefoot Park’s splashpad is open from 10 AM to 8 PM and is free to use.
It’s a small-to-medium-sized splash pad located next to the building.
Outdoor benches and picnic tables will be installed near the splash pad soon.
There is a wrought-iron fence between Exchange Street and the splash pad.
Transient Boatslips at Tanglefoot Park
Yes, you can motor your boat to the Farmer’s Market at Tanglefoot Park!
Transient slips are available for public use at Tanglefoot Park in the Village of Spring Lake.
The slips cost $10 for the day. There is a self-serve station at the end of the dock to pay for your slip along with the permit for your vessel.
Overnight mooring is not allowed and transient slip boats must be vacated from the park once it closes at 10 PM.
If you have any questions or concerns about the transient slips, please contact the Village at [email protected].
Tanglefoot Park – Additional Features
Kayak Launch & Rentals: Visitors can use the kayak launch free of charge.
New for 2023: visitors can also rent kayaks. Kayak rentals are $5 to unlock and $20 per hour for use.
Mural: Tanglefoot Park is in the process of getting a lovely “Welcome to Spring Lake” Mural by local artist Christina Hutton. The mural is called ”Why the Fly” a nod to the history of Tanglefoot Park.