Ball Perkins Park in Grand Rapids, MI

Use only for Ball Perkins Park wetland overlook

Park managed by City of Grand Rapids

About Ball Perkins Park

Address: 1675 Perkins Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Ball Perkins Park is a city dweller's escape to nature.

Follow the 2/3 mile multi-use trail to a scenic pond overlook, complete with benches to take in your beautiful surroundings.

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Hikers love Ball Perkins Park. You'll feel like you're alone in the woods -- even though you're still in the middle of Grand Rapids.

You can even find geocaches on the trails - or spot wild turkeys and deer.

The relatively flat, crushed stone trail makes for an easy hike.

Hiking Trail Details

The serene pathway at Ball Perkins Park connects Ball and Perkins. It is great for walkers, bikers and dogs.

The pathway also leads to a small pond tucked back in the woods.

The trail is only 0.65 miles long one-way so it's perfect for families. Walk the trail several times to get in your steps.

Connect with nature without living Grand Rapids!

Use only for Ball Perkins Park natural trail

Ball Perkins Park Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Shaded
  • Urban

Use only for Ball Perkins Park boardwalk

Facilities: There are a few benches along the trail to stop and rest and take in the beauty around you. One picnic table is on-site.

There are no restrooms available so be sure to plan ahead.

Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas

Time of Year? Open year round during daylight hours