Tanglefoot Park: Splash Pad, Stunning Pavilion & Patio Anchor this New Spring Lake Park – Plus, It’s Available for Weddings & Event Rentals!

Tanglefoot Park Spring Lake MI

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.

Tanglefoot Park Pavilion 📷: Spring Lake Township
Tanglefoot Park Pavilion 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

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.

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Park Features & Amenities

  • Universal Access Splash Pad
  • UA kayak/canoe launch
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Picnic Tables & Benches
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Wedding & Event Hall

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.

Tanglefoot Park Grand Opening 📷: Spring Lake Township
Tanglefoot Park Grand Opening 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

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.

Tanglefoot Park Spring Lake MI Photo Credit: The Lilley Mansion
Spring Lake Farm & Garden Market in their new Tanglefoot Park Location 📷: The Lilley Mansion

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.

Tanglefoot Park Pavilion 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

Call Village Hall (616-842-1393) or email ([email protected]) if you are interested in receiving more details, a tour, or need answers to any questions or concerns. Ask for Elliott.

Click here for 2023 Pricing

Tanglefoot Park Patio & Fireplace 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

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.

Tanglefoot Park Spring Lake MI Splash pad
Tanglefoot Park Splash Pad 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

There is a wrought-iron fence between Exchange Street and the splash pad.

Tanglewood Park Spring Lake MI Splash pad
Facing Exchange Street 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

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. 

Tanglefoot Park Spring Lake MI Boat Slips
Tanglefoot Park Boat Slips 📷: Chase Loreto Creative

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].

Tanglewood Park Spring Lake MI Boat Slips

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.

Learn more about kayak rentals at Tanglefoot Park

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.

Tanglewood Park Spring Lake MI Mural
Christina Hutton working on her ”Why the Fly” Mural 📷: Art in the Park

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1 thought on “Tanglefoot Park: Splash Pad, Stunning Pavilion & Patio Anchor this New Spring Lake Park – Plus, It’s Available for Weddings & Event Rentals!”

  1. Phil Anderson

    Both my and my wife’s grandfathers played for the Tanglefoot baseball team in GR during the mid/late 1910’s…very cool to see the name live on…

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