Townsend Park & Cannon Trail in Rockford, MI

Park Managed by Kent County Parks

Townsend Park & Cannon Trail and Playground

8280 6 Mile Rd, Rockford MI 49317
Open: Open year round from 7 AM to sunset
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash
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.

The Playground at Townsend Park & Cannon Trail
Townsend Park has three separate playgrounds.

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

The surface is mulched.

The Walking Paths at Townsend Park & Cannon Trail
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
Trail Difficulty: Easy

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.

Facilities at Townsend Park & Cannon Trail
Restrooms and both enclosed & open sheltered picnic areas.

What's Unique About Townsend Park & Cannon Trail?
The open stone shelter was built in 1926 and is the first structure built in a Kent County Park.
List of Park Features & Amenities
  • Baseball
  • Creek Stomping
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded