Townsend Park in Rockford, MI

Townsend Park

Park managed by Kent County Parks

About Townsend Park

Townsend Park is a perfect mix of nature and family-friendly activities. Follow the path over the stone bridge to the shaded playground, then take a hike on a well-maintained wooded trail.

Townsend Park also has baseball diamonds, fishing, and creek stomping for a day of fun.

Trail Difficulty: Easy

The Playground at Townsend Park

Townsend Park has three separate playgrounds.

The shaded playgrounds feature slides and climbing features, including a rock wall.

The surface is mulched.

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Townsend Park playground

The Walking Path at Townsend Park

Townsend Park connects to the paved Cannon Township Trail, which is great for walking or biking.

Cannon Trail is four miles long, winding through Townsend Park, woods, open areas, marshes, and wetlands, and eventually ends at Cannon Township Center at 6878 Belding Rd NE, Rockford.

You can also access the 1-mile long starter mountain biking trail from the Cannon Township Center. The Cannon Township Mountain Bike Trail loops through the woods and is a great way to test out mountain biking without a big commitment.

Hiking Trail Details

A one-mile natural surface hiking trail loops through a large pine plantation on the park's north end and crosses a creek.

The northern 80-acre section of the park is hilly with a mix of pine stands, wetlands, natural woods, and open areas.

Townsend Park Hiking Trail
Townsend Park connects with Cannon Trails
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Townsend Park connects with Cannon Trail

Something Unique About This Destination

The open stone shelter was built in 1926 and is the first structure built in a Kent County Park.

Townsend Park Features

  • Baseball
  • Creek Stomping
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded

Facilities: Restrooms and both enclosed & open sheltered picnic areas.

Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas

Time of Year? Open year round from 7 AM to sunset

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