Park managed by City of Grand Rapids
About Riverside Park
Address: 2001 Monroe Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Not only is Riverside Park perfect for soaking in some scenic views of the Grand River, but there is also something for everyone at this fun park.
From disc golf, fishing, a kayak launch, and a playground to pavilions with grills, athletic fields and a paved, multi-use walking and biking trail, Riverside Park checks all the boxes.
The paved path follows the Grand River for a mile and includes an awesome iron bridge over the flowing water.
And for those parents who just want to relax and take a breath, there is free WiFi!
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Riverside Park is an amazing place to spend the day.
There are miles of trails with plenty of opportunities to see all kinds of wildlife - maybe even an eagle or a friendly squirrel.
This huge park is divided into sections, each with its own main feature. Disc golf, playgrounds, picnic areas, and fishing are among the main attractions here.
There are bathrooms throughout the park, but they are widespread.
Since it's right on the Grand River, people often come here to kayak.
Leashed dogs are welcome here, but Riverside is not a dedicated dog park.
The Playground at Riverside Park
There are multiple play areas in Riverside Park.
The modern equipment has ample opportunities for climbing, sliding and swinging.
The playground equipment has mulch ground covering.
The Walking Path at Riverside Park
The paved walking trail in Riverside Park offers a quiet oasis from the busy city life.
Expect to see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife throughout your hike through the large park.
Riverside Park is prone to flooding so plan accordingly after a heavy rain.
Something Unique About This Destination
You can often find food trucks in Riverside Park in the summer - especially on Food Truck Fridays.
Riverside Park Features
- Disc Golf
- Dog Friendly
- Fishing Pond
- Free Admission
- Good for Rollerblading
- Lake or River
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
- River Access for Boat Launch
- Soccer Fields
Facilities: Restrooms, pavilion with picnic tables and grills.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open year round during daylight hours