Joe Taylor Park in Grand Rapids, MI

Park Managed by City of Grand Rapids

Joe Taylor Park and Playground

1031 Baxter St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506
Open: Open all year; splash pad open seasonally from 10 AM to 9 PM.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash
Joe Taylor Park is a small, modest park in an urban neighborhood.

Kids will love the splash pad with its bucket dumpers, and parents will love the toddler-focused playground and benches surrounding the park.

This park is perfect for a couple of hours of fun on a hot summer day!

The Playground at Joe Taylor Park
Playground is small, woodchip-surfaced and perfect for toddlers.

You'll find baby swings, a small structure with slides and a fun springy merry-go-round.

The Splashpad at Joe Taylor Park
Kids will love the splash pad at Joe Taylor Park. All over a concrete surface and partially fenced-in, it features dump buckets and spraying rings to run through.

If younger kids aren't brave enough for dump buckets, they can test out the sprayers from the ground.

Several benches are alongside the full-sun splash pad for parents to supervise their kids. A covered pavilion is nearby for a lunch or an escape from the sun.

Bathrooms are adjacent to the splash pad.

Facilities at Joe Taylor Park
Restrooms and a picnic shelter are located near the playground and splash pad.

What's Unique About Joe Taylor Park?
The park was designed with sustainability in mind.

The use of LED parking lot lighting, a system of irrigation that reuses the splash pad water for the trees and lawn, and a green-focused permeable parking lot are all efforts to be an earth-friendly park.

List of Park Features & Amenities
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Urban