Park managed by Kent County Parks & Trails
About Millennium Park
Address: 1415 Maynard Ave SW Walker, MI 49534
This sprawling, 1,400 acre park offers endless activities.
Experience 18 miles of trails (both paved and unpaved) for both bikers and hikers, playgrounds, shelter rentals, and expansive water sports fun - including both a beach and a splash pad.
People come here to swim, boat, bike, bird watch, picnic, play volleyball, cross country ski and more.
If your toddler loves the water, but the waves and deep waters of nearby Lake Michigan make you uneasy, this is a great option for little ones to get outside and enjoy the water.
This park is home to a 100-acre lake with some shallow areas and no waves, making for a great toddler activity.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
The Playground at Millennium Park
There are three different playground sections at this park, one for the younger kids, one for the older kids, and one ninja warrior course. The playgrounds are outside of the fenced-off beach area and have a nice grassy area nearby.
Kids and families that like to watch American Ninja Warrior on television will love testing their mettle on the new play equipment at Millennium Park.
Multiple obstacles and structures comprise the playground, which is geared toward older kids.
This design is the first in the USA and Millennium Park is excited to debut it here right in Grand Rapids.
The Splashpad at Millennium Park
The completely enclosed splash pad provides dozens of opportunities for kids to get wet.
Kids can opt to run through the ring tunnel or stand underneath dump buckets.
A variety of poles and features wait to spray unsuspecting (or maybe waiting) kids as they pass.
Kids can also team up with a friend to spray each other with water guns.
Admission to the splash pad is $2 - $4 depending on age. Season passes also available.
Hiking Trail Details
Millennium Park offers a whopping 18 miles of interconnected trails. Hike through wetlands and wooded areas, over lakes, and in open areas. Those not afraid of heights will want to climb the soaring boardwalk on the east side of the park.
Most of these trails are paved, but there are some off-shoot trails that are natural surfaces. Their detailed trail map notes which trails are paved or natural surface.
In addition to being stroller-friendly, you can also take a bike, scooter, or any human-powered device on the trails.
As part of the Fred Meijer Millennium Trail Network, Millennium Park trails connect with Kent Trails and with a City of Grand Rapids trail along Wealthy Street SW, establishing easy access to Millennium Park from southwest communities. A trailhead with seasonal restrooms at the north tip of the park provides a perfect launching point for trail enthusiasts.
Millennium Park Features
- Basketball Court
- Boat Rental
- Dog Friendly
- Fishing Pond
- Good for Rollerblading
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
- Sand Volleyball
- Splash Pad
- Toddler Playground
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? May 1 - Oct 31; 7 AM - sunset