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Thornapple River Drive - Cascade to Ada in Ada, Cascade
2900 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Ride along the Thornapple River from Leslie Tassell Park in Cascade to Ada Village.

Cascade Peace Park in Ada
8900 Grand River Dr SE, Ada MI 49301

Park Features
  • Creek Stomping
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Shaded
Cascade Peace Park, with its miles of hilly and wooded trails, provides a fun challenge! You will love the dense canopy of trees, the blissful quiet, and the sound and sight of birds and woodland animals along the way.

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Leonard Park in Ada
7490 Thornapple River Dr SE, Ada MI 49301

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
Picturesque Leonard Park in Ada provides visitors with ample photo opportunities, with the covered bridge along the flowing as the perfect backdrop.

During winter months, take a spin on the ice skating pond then head over to the festively decorated covered bridge for your next holiday card.

Seidman Park in Ada
8155 Conservation St NE, Ada MI 49301

Park Features
  • Creek Stomping
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shaded
Seidman Park is home to a beautiful set of interconnected, rustic wooded trails in the Ada area. You can hike as little as a quarter-mile loop or up to five miles, and the park is also bordered by the paved Ada Township Trail if you’re up for a longer adventure.

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Roselle Park in Ada
1010 Grand River Dr NE, Ada MI 49301

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Roselle Park doesn't have swings or slides on the playground. But it does have a rock wall. And you can climb a silo all the way to the top for incredible views of Ada.

Most of the park is out in the open for a full-sun experience.

Ride or walk down the paved pathway through a beautiful nature preserve full of wetlands, prairie, and forest.

This path is a great place to take your young child and their bike, whether they’re pedaling with training wheels, using a balance bike, or scooting along on their own.

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Ada Township Park in Ada
1180 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada MI 49301

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
Ada Township Park is a popular family park home to a fishing pond; basketball, pickleball and tennis courts; soccer and softball fields; and tons of opportunities for exploring.

This large park has a playground, pavilion, and gazebo with grills, picnic tables and paved and natural trails for walking or biking.

The trails are short and connect to the fishing lagoon. You can walk the paved trails around the lagoon, crossing three small wooden bridges as you go. This is a favorite spot for kids to look for fish in the lagoon.

The trails through the woods are short and flat, with a natural surface. It's an easy hike to add on to an afternoon at the playground.

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Legacy Park in Ada
7430 River St SE, Ada MI 49301

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Legacy Park is a brand new park in downtown Ada.

Located along the Thornapple River, there's a cute playground, beautiful amphitheater and is in walking distance to ice cream at the Ada Village General Store.

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Eastmanville Bayou County Park in Allendale
13507 68th Ave, Allendale MI 49401

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • River Access for Boat Launch
Eastmanville Bayou County Park is perfect for a picnic and hiking day.

Kids will love hiking the trails and parents will love the beautiful river and wildflower views along the trails.

With a Grand River kayak launch, this property is also a great site to put in for your paddle on the Grand River Heritage Water Trail.

Please be aware that deer hunting (both gun and archery) is allowed at some Open Space Lands.

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Allendale Community Park in Allendale
6676 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale MI 49401

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Concessions
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sandbox
  • Shaded
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Allendale Community Park has TWO splash pads and a giant sandbox, making it a fun kids park for all ages.

Perfect for toddlers, it has a small separate playground as well as a smaller splash pad.

For the older kids, it has a larger playground area with play structures. There is also a second bigger splash pad, a giant sandbox, an Octoball pit, picnic tables, basketball hoops and baseball fields.

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Pigeon Creek Park in Allendale
12524 Stanton Street, West Olive MI 49460

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Visitors will enjoy the “choose your own adventure” style of trails at Pigeon Creek.

The trails are well-marked, and there are plenty of options to choose to make your hike shorter or longer, depending on your level of adventure.

This park is also excellent in the winter, offering sledding and groomed cross-country trails, lessons and rentals.

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Brewer Park in Bryon Center
399 84th St SE, Byron Center MI 49315

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Baby Swings
  • Disc Golf
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
Brewer Park is an outdoor activity mecca.

Disc golf, baseball & soccer fields, tennis courts, soccer complex, sand volleyball and cricket are just some of the activities you can do here.

There is also a short 1/4 natural surface loop trail. It goes through the woods and climbs a hill behind the picnic shelter.

From the north parking lot, a three-quarter mile paved trail connects the park to Eastern Ave.

Whistlestop Park in Bryon Center
2120 76th St SW, Byron Center MI 49315

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Toddler Playground
Whistlesop Park includes walking trails, play equipment, picnic area, athletic fields, and fishing amenities.

You’ll also find baseball & softball fields, play equipment, a 2.5-acre catch and release fishing pond, walking trail, soccer fields, football fields, pavilion and picnic area, and volleyball court.

There is even a dog park with fun climbing structures for your furry friend!

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Caledonia Lakeside Park in Caledonia
370 N Lake St SE, Caledonia MI 49316

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Pack your picnic lunches and head to Caledonia Lakeside Park for a day of fun!

Play on the two playgrounds, walk or bike the trail into town for ice cream, try your luck at fishing, or run and play in the open spaces.

The park serves as a staging area for the Thornapple Trail, which is a paved trail that leads to downtown Caledonia. Walkers, bikers and joggers can take advantage of this trail.

Enjoy your lunch at this fun kids park in either an open or closed shelter or dozens of picnic tables.

The park doesn't slow down during winter, with a large sledding hill and opportunities for ice fishing.

There is also short 1/3 mile walking trail around the park through the woods.

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Creekside Park in Caledonia
1035 68th St SE, Dutton MI 49316

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
Creekside Park offers everything you need for a day of fun and leisurely strolls.

With plenty of playground space and lots of trail options, kids and adults will love this park. The bridge over the creek is also beautiful - this park is a great escape from busy city life!

At the north end of the park, a 0.4 mile paved trail connects the park to the Fred Meijer M-6 Trail.

At the south end of the park, another short 1/3 mile long paved trail loops around the playground, shelter and picnic area.

The third trail connects the two sections of the park and features a scenic bridge in the middle over the creek.

A grassy unpaved hiking trail breaks off from the paved trails at the north end of the park, making a half loop around the playground and restrooms.

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Dutton Shadyside Park in Caledonia
7343 Hammond Ave, Dutton MI 49316

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
Dutton Shadyside Park is a great picnic spot! Not only is there a picnic pavilion, but there are six open picnic areas, with plenty of shade. Tall shady maple trees and a winding creek are key features of this park.

Kids will love the big playground structures, running around the grassy areas and exploring.

A ball diamond, playground, and an open shelter are available. This is a good place to play bocce ball.

Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail in Caledonia
E Main St SE & Mill St SE, Caledonia MI 49316

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
At its completion, the Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail will be 42 miles of paved trail connecting Grand Rapids to Vermontville.

This rail trail offers a mix of rural and urban, passing through towns, neighborhoods, woodlands and farmlands, traveling over and along creeks and rivers, including the Thornapple River.

Several areas with parking are available throughout the trail's route.

Good entry points are Main St & Mill Ave intersection in Caledonia, downtown Middleville behind the village offices, and Maple Valley High School east of Nashville.

Lepard Park in Caledonia
6030 76th St SE, Caledonia MI 49316

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Shaded
52 acres of densely wooded hills and valleys are what you'll find at Lepard Park.

With the main trail measuring just under one mile, Lepard Preserve is perfect for little legs who want to get out and explore nature!

While hiking the main trail loop, you can find a series of educational signs explaining various topics, including native plants, animals and processes that helped shaped the preserve.

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Cascade Township Park in Cascade
2865 Thornhills Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Sandbox
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Cascade Township Park has it ALL! From the amazing playground to the dog park to the many opportunities for sports, this park is worth the drive from near or far.

Kids will want to spend all day here (especially if there are low plane flyovers from the airport nearby!), so pack a lunch, some sunscreen, and sand toys and get ready for a treat!

There is a one-mile paved walking loop around the outer edge of the park and an 18-hole disc golf course, in addition to basketball courts, a dog park, and pickleball courts.

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Leslie E. Tassell Park in Cascade
2900 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Splash Pad
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Water & nature are the themes at Leslie E. Tassell Park!

Walk among the shade from the mature trees and admire the amazing landscaping, splash pad with interactive fountains, and sculptures.

The park's location along the Thornapple River & Cascade Dam provide visitors with opportunities for fishing, canoeing & kayaking, or just relaxing in a hammock along the riverbank.

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Comstock Park to Rockford via the White Pine Trail in Comstock Park
Cedar Springs, Belmont, Rockford & More, Grand Rapids MI

Park Features
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
The White Pine Trail is a Rails-to-Trails linear State Park that is 92 miles long. Ride your bike, hike, or rollerblade your way from city to city on this paved trail that extends from Cadillac to Grand Rapids, passing through Cedar Springs and Big Rapids on its way north.

Comstock Park hosts the southernmost trail, part of which circles 5/3 Ball Park and includes riverside spots for viewing the river or even cast your reel. Afterwards, grab some food or ice cream from the nearby restaurants and enjoy al fresco dining in one of the outdoor dining areas.

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White Pine Trail Linear State Park in Comstock Park
Comstock Park, Grand Rapids MI 49321

Park Features
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
The White Pine Trail is a Rails-to-Trails linear State Park that is 92 miles long. Ride your bike, hike, or rollerblade your way from city to city on this paved trail that extends from Cadillac to Grand Rapids, passing through Cedar Springs and Big Rapids on its way north.

Comstock Park hosts the southernmost trail, part of which circles 5/3 Ball Park and includes riverside spots for viewing the river or even cast your reel. Afterwards, grab some food or ice cream from the nearby restaurants and enjoy al fresco dining in one of the outdoor dining areas.

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Wahlfield Park in Comstock Park
6811 Alpine Ave, Alpine Township MI 49321

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
If you're looking for a great park to hike, Wahlfield Park is the place to go. Kids will love the visual scavenger hunt and crossing several wooden bridges along the trails.

Trails are for hikers and mountain bikers.

Enjoy your lunch at picnic tables at the trailhead while the kids play on the playground.

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John Collins Park in East Grand Rapids
650 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Walk to Ice Cream
If you are looking for a beautiful park with amazing views and a place for the kids to burn some energy, John Collins Park is it.

Walk the beautiful paved walking trails along the lake, pack a picnic lunch, or grab dinner at Rose's right next door.

The park begins the 4-mile long Reeds Lake Trail system, so you and the kids will get your steps in for the day.

Paved trail goes around the lake. The park serves as an anchor for the four mile Reeds Lake Trail.

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Manhattan Park in East Grand Rapids
331 Cascade Rd SE, East Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
With its community feel, 40-acre Manhattan Park is a popular hangout for East Grand Rapids families.

This super fun kids park has a playground, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts that can be used for sand play when not in use, and is a host for baseball & soccer games. Manhattan Park is a fun place to hammock and you can find a pavilion for rent, nature trails and tennis courts as well.

During the winter, fly down the long sledding hill also located in the park.

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Reeds Lake Loop in East Grand Rapids
750 Lakeside Drive SE, East Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Dog Park
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • River Access for Boat Launch
Reeds Lake Trails is a very popular 4.2-mile off-road bike/walking trail.

It includes sidewalks, paved pathways, and boardwalks around Reeds Lake and offers plenty of wildlife viewing adventures.

Reeds Lake is also an all-sport lake, which means visitors can use a motorboat, a paddleboard, a jet-ski, or kayak to enjoy all it has to offer.

Be prepared for heavy traffic on beautiful days…and moderate traffic on mediocre days.

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Versluis Park in Grand Rapids
3650 Versluis Park NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Beach
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
If you can't go to Lake Michigan, head to Versluis Park!

Families love the accessible beach ramp, kayak & canoe launch, LIFEGUARDS, and restrooms. Plus covered eating area, grills and picnic tables throughout the park.

Review the rules prior to heading out since it's a former gravel pit.

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Plaster Creek Family Park in Grand Rapids
2401 Buchanan SW, Grand Rapids MI 49548

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Wheels of all sizes are welcome on the paved walking and biking trails at Plaster Creek Family Park in Grand Rapids.

Sports fans will be entertained by the baseball fields, soccer fields and tennis courts.

Kids have their choice of natural or traditional playgrounds.

The paved walking path winds in and out of woods and meadows for a gorgeous, easy walk.

During colder months, bring the sled out and enjoy the family friendly hills.

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MacKay-Jaycees Park in Grand Rapids
2531 Kalamazoo Ave SE,, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Shaded
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • WiFi
Opportunities for the athlete in everyone abound at MacKay-Jaycees Park in Grand Rapids.

Play a game of baseball, basketball, volleyball or tennis. Plus there's even exercise equipment for adults!

Grown-ups will love using the free WiFi under the shady trees while their kids get the wiggles out on the playground.

There's also both paved and natural surface walking paths.

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Huff Park in Grand Rapids
2399 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Urban
A day at Huff Park will make both parents and kids happy!

Kids will love climbing around on the updated playground and exploring the wooded trails, and parents will love the gorgeous views along the long boardwalk.

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Ken-O-Sha Park in Grand Rapids
1353 Van Auken SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Urban
Ken-O-Sha Park is a large park perfect for a day of exploring the woods with the kids.

Or bring along the bikes and hit the paved trail.

Don't miss a stop at the Amplifier, located along the trail by Plaster Creek.

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Donald J Lamoreaux Park in Grand Rapids
4585 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
Donald J Lamoreaux Park is perfect for a few hours of hiking and seeing different landscapes.

Trails wind through beautiful trees, wetlands and along the Grand River.

Kids will enjoy seeking out wildlife in the different habitats.

Campau Park in Grand Rapids
50 Antoine SW, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Urban
Campau Park is perfect for a hot summer's day, where kids can run from the sunny playground to the cooling splash pad. This fun kids park also offers a large basketball court, a picnic shelter and picnic tables throughout.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Park Features
  • Concessions
  • Interpretive Center
  • Parking Fee
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Restrooms
  • Sandbox
  • WiFi
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park contains over 150 acres of fun for residents and visitors alike.

Plus, the Children's Garden is filled with toddler activities galore! With a treehouse, log cabin, butterfly maze, and a great lakes garden for sailing plastic ships (plus so much more), this garden will seem new each time you visit.

With breathtaking landscaping, thoughtful sculpture art, and hands-on children’s activities indoors and out, it’s easy to spend an entire day at this West Michigan magnet for family entertainment. FEE.

Meijer Gardens Conservatory Hunt

Cherry Park in Grand Rapids
725 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Free Admission
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
  • Urban
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Cherry Park is a small urban community park perfect for a summer's day. The water playground and two playground areas are close together, with benches and picnic tables nearby for parents to sit and relax and watch the kids.

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Ottawa Hills Park in Grand Rapids
2060 Oakfield Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
This neighborhood park got a major facelift in 2019 with the installation of a bunch of new playground equipment.

It is now a universally-accessible playground and features a bunch of climbing structures, spinning items, and basketball courts.

This super fun kids park also has basketball & tennis courts and picnic areas to enjoy a packed lunch.

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Mulick Park in Grand Rapids
1632 Sylvan Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
Mulick Park's large splash pad is the perfect place to cool off in the summers.

With a playground, picnic area, baseball diamonds and tennis courts, it has something for the whole family.

This fun kids park also provides thrills during the chillier months with shorter sledding hills, perfect for younger kiddos.

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Mary Waters Park in Grand Rapids
1042 Lafayette NE, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
Mary Waters Park is all about visitors staying cool, featuring a shaded playground, a splash pad with water fountains and a covered picnic area.

The fun continues in the winter, with a long gradual hill that is perfect for sledders of all ages.

Use only for Mary Waters Park picnic shelter

Highland Park in Grand Rapids
700 College NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Urban
Highland Park is an urban park with lots of options for both kids and adults.

The splash pad is a huge attraction for the kids, while the disc golf course draws the teens and adults.

You can also find some short walking paths.

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Crahen Valley Park in Grand Rapids
4355 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Park Features
  • Creek Stomping
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shaded
  • Urban
Most of the park is located in a deep valley not visible to those just driving by. The park offers a relatively flat, paved bike trail looping around a large lawn area up top, with gravel, dirt, or grassy hiking trails as you head into the valley to the small, sandy creek.

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Grand River Edges in Grand Rapids
2872 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Urban
Grand River Edges links downtown Grand Rapids to Kent Trails and Millennium Park and connects to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park.

It includes over 2 miles of trail through Riverside Park, and its downtown loop passes many downtown attractions and landmarks.

Following the trail will also bring you back and forth across pedestrian bridges across the river.

As it is a fairly flat trail with lots to see, it is perfect for families.

The best entry points are North or South Riverside Park and Canal Street Park, 6th Street Bridge Park and Fish Ladder Park.

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Lincoln Park in Grand Rapids
1120 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Lincoln Park is an oasis just west of downtown Grand Rapids, where visitors will enjoy the playground, fenced basketball courts and larger splash pad in the summertime.

This fun park is also reviewed as one of the cleanest parks around, with well manicured open fields perfect for chasing kids.

Pack a lunch, too, because there are plenty of picnic tables.

Use only for Lincoln Park open space

Kroc Center in Grand Rapids
2500 S Division Ave, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Concessions
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Sandbox
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
The Kroc Center's outdoor campus has an awesome park that will keep kids entertained for hours.

The "dinosaur fossil" sand play area will be a huge hit, along with the fun structures on the playground.

Take a short stroll on the paved walking path, have lunch on the picnic tables, and be sure to visit the pond to scope out some fish.

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Joe Taylor Park in Grand Rapids
1031 Baxter St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Urban
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!

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John Ball Park in Grand Rapids
1300 W Fulton St, Grand Rapids MI 49504

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
John Ball Park is the perfect stop before, during or after your trip to John Ball Zoo.

The kids will love exploring three different parks, and there are a ton of places for a picnic lunch.

Plan to spend a full and fun-filled day at the zoo and this trio of parks.

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Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Restrooms
  • Urban
Rosa Parks Circle is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and features an ice skating rink that serves as a public seating/concert space in the warmer months.

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Roosevelt Park in Grand Rapids
739 Van Raalte SW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • WiFi
The kids will have a great time going back and forth between the playground and the splash pad at Roosevelt Park.

Parents will enjoy the free WiFi and covered picnic shelters to camp out while the kiddos play.

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Ball Perkins Park in Grand Rapids
1675 Perkins Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Shaded
  • Urban
Ball Perkins Park is a city dweller's escape to nature.

Follow the 2/3 mile multi-use trail to a scenic pond overlook, complete with benches to take in your beautiful surroundings.

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Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Restrooms
Families love the variety of natural areas with hiking trails and the chance to scout out wildlife at this 143-acre nature center.

Indoors, families enjoy exhibits at the Visitor's Center and the popular wildlife care program.

You can usually find chickens, sheep and goats at their nearby farm, just west of the Visitor Center.

Blandford Wildlife Trail

Martin Luther King Park in Grand Rapids
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
  • Urban
  • WiFi
MLK Park, nicknamed King Park by the neighborhood, is a large community park on the city's southeast side.

In addition to a playground underneath aged shade trees, there are numerous tennis and basketball courts for local and team playing, baseball diamonds, and everyone's favorite: a large pool with a massive water slide!

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Roberto Clemente Park in Grand Rapids
546 Rumsey SW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
This neighborhood park is located between the Roosevelt Park and Black Hills neighborhoods and is named in honor of professional baseball player Roberto Clemente.

A beautiful pavilion and gorgeous landscaping make for the backdrop of this park in southwest GR.

New bathrooms, grills and large shaded green space make for a great place to spend the afternoon.

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Fuller Park in Grand Rapids
300 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Free Admission
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
  • Urban
Fuller Park is perfect for the whole family, from the kids to the furry members of your family!

Splash pad offers refreshment on a hot day, and dogs can play at the dog park.

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Garfield Park in Grand Rapids
2111 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Disc Golf
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
  • Urban
  • WiFi
Garfield Park is an urban park with two great playgrounds for kids of all ages!

Even teens and adults will find this park a solid destination with its disc golf, volleyball, basketball courts and free WiFi.

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Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve in Grand Rapids
1750 East Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Restrooms
The walking trails at Calvin Eco Preserve cover 44 acres of wetlands and forest (the preserve itself is 100 acres) and are always free and open to the public.

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Gerald R Ford Academic Center in Grand Rapids
851 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Free Admission
  • Playground
  • Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
  • Urban
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center offers a great place to cool off after some playground time.

Benches surround the splash pad - perfect place for parents to relax while the kids splash!

Aberdeen Park in Grand Rapids
2230 Eastern Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
  • Urban
This fun kids park boasts a playground, green space to run, picnic areas and a Michigan-themed splash pad. Aberdeen Park is an urban park perfect for kids of all ages. Older kids will love the basketball court, soccer field, tennis courts and ball diamond.

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Wilcox Park in Grand Rapids
100 Youell SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
A sweet little getaway in the city! Splash pad, basketball & tennis courts, picnic tables & an enclosed shelter, and two playgrounds with separate climbing structures.

They even have some old school playground equipment. It's also a good place to hammock, play frisbee, or fly a kite.

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Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids
220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504

Park Features
  • Urban
  • Lake or River
  • Restrooms
  • Free Admission
  • WiFi
Ah-Nab-Awen Park is an open, grassy area park adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and runs along the Grand River.

Kids love to climb on Lorrie's Button, a big red button sculpture. Throughout the park you'll also find art and interpretive markers, making this a park for all ages. The park hosts many festivals and events throughout the year.

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Alger Park in Grand Rapids
921 Alger St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49507

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Urban
Alger Park is a fun kids park for everyone!

Older kids and adults will love the bike and walking trails, track and sports fields and courts. The younger kids will have a blast on the playground and the splash pad.

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Grand Rapids Township Park in Grand Rapids
1836 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Baby Swings
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Grand Rapids Township Park is a fun kids park that offers a large playground that kids will love - from toddlers to older kids.

There is also a lot of green space at the park for kids to run around and burn up some energy.

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New Community Church in Grand Rapids
2340 Dean Lake Rd, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Disc Golf
This is a disc golf course hosted at a local church.

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Heartside Park in Grand Rapids
301 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Splash Pad
  • Urban
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Heartside Park is an urban park located next to the Downtown Market.

Kids will love splashing around the splash pad and parents will love the quick walk to the market to grab some grub.

Note that there is a homeless population here. Please be respectful of the people and their property when you visit.

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Riverside Park in Grand Rapids
2001 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Urban
  • WiFi
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!

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Richmond Park in Grand Rapids
1101 Richmond NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Urban
  • WiFi
Richmond Park is a gem for visitors looking for an urban oasis and perfect for year-found entertainment.

Guests will get to choose from playgrounds, baseball diamonds, basketball & tennis courts, and a mountain bike trail during warmer months.

In the winter, bundle up and hit the sledding hills or cross-country ski trails offered at this fun kids park.

The pool area has spray features, huge curly water slide, zero depth entry, accessible lift, concessions and picnic tables.

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Provin Trails Park in Grand Rapids
2900 4 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids Township MI 49525

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
Provin Trails is the serene natural space all Grand Rapids city dwellers dream of for a quick getaway.

This park provides natural paths through the woods, up sandy dunes, and over hills and valleys.

If you follow the main trail around in a loop, it’s not quite a mile long, making it a quick hike that’s good for kids and dogs of all ages.

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Briggs Park in Grand Rapids
350 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Concessions
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Swimming Pool
  • Urban
  • WiFi
Briggs Park is the place to go for summertime fun. They have a huge pool and a massive waterslide - plus poolside concessions. Take a break from the water to explore the playground, play a game of basketball or enjoy your lunch at the picnic tables at this fun kids park.

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Spring Grove Park in Grandville
1800 Greenly Street, Grandville MI 49418

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Adults can enjoy the sounds of the flowing spring, and the sights & smells of the small natural area with beautiful wildflowers while the kids play on the playground at charming Spring Grove Park.

Guests will also find picnic tables with grills, a ball field and short walking paths to key use areas.

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Wedgwood Park in Grandville
3391 Wilson Ave, Grandville MI 49418

Park Features
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Concessions
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
The kids will love seeing the ducks at Wedgwood Park before heading off to the playground to play.

The park is also next to Buck Creek Trail, so hiking and biking is an option - and if you want to stick around for lunch or dinner, there are picnic shelters with tables, a campfire area and charcoal grills.

Older kids can practice their skills on the baseball/softball and football/soccer fields.

Heritage Park in Grandville
4264 Canal Ave, Grandville MI 49418

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer Fields
  • Toddler Playground
Heritage Park is a fun kids park with a little of everything.

Kids will love time on the playground, followed by some fishing and checking out the ducks and geese around the pond.

Paved walkways line the fishing pond. A dock with a wooden deck also juts out into the pond.

Adults and older kids will have a ball playing disc golf, sand volleyball or basketball on the lighted court.

Wabasis Lake Park in Greenville
11220 Springhill Drive, Greenville MI 48838

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Beach
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Sand Volleyball
Wabasis Lake Park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream.

Explore the beautiful hiking trails or catch a fish. Splash around on the sandy beach, set the kids loose on the playground, or play a sport.

There is a four-lane boat launch, and the park connects to a campground with hook-ups and cabin rentals if you're looking for an extended stay.

This park offers short jaunts through the woods, connecting different areas of the park on natural surfaced trails.

The longest walking trail is about 1/2 mile long, running between the beach parking lot and the spring house near the boat ramp.

Spray Plaza in Hastings
100-150 N Church St, Hastings MI 49058

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Free Admission
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
Spray Plaza is a gorgeous and smaller, yet modern splash pad that cools off visitors with an awesome multicultural mural in the background.

Terraced seatwalls are directed towards a community amphitheater dedicated to celebrating the performing arts.

Bob King Park in Hastings
298 East Woodlawn Avenue, Hastings MI 49058

Park Features
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baseball
  • Baby Swings
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sandbox
  • Shaded
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Kids love playing on TangleTown at this fun kids park.

The huge wooden play structure is complete with twisty slides, bridges, towers and tons to climb on.

There is also a separate fenced-in toddler playground.

Not interested in a play structure? Practice your baseball or tennis game instead or enjoy flying a kite through the wide open fields.

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hiking Trails
  • Shaded
Kal-Haven Trail State Park is a perfect destination in all seasons.

Kids and parents will love hiking or biking on the trails in the summer and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Tackle the entire 33.5 miles or just part of it - with some fun stops along with way!

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Mt. Pisgah in Holland
2238 3rd Ave, Holland MI 49424

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
Mt. Pisgah is not for the faint of heart, but if you conquer the many stairs to the top, a spectacular view awaits!

Adults, older kids and younger kids who are experienced and love a good hike will have fun counting the stairs up to the top, seeing the panoramic view and exploring the wooded trails.

Mt Pisgah trails view

Paw Paw Park in Holland
1230 Paw Paw Drive, Holland MI 49423

Park Features
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
With the addition of formerly known Macatawa Park, the now 172 acre Paw Paw Park is a naturalist's dream come true.

The bridges, boardwalks and observation decks follow the river, offering beautiful, scenic views of nature.

Paw Paw Park encourages visitors to enjoy the park on paved or natural surface trails, a playground, or during a game of disc golf.

During the colder months, enjoy the silence of winter on snow shoes or cross country skis.

Holland State Park in Holland
2215 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland MI 49424

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Boat Rental
  • Concessions
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
Holland State Park makes for the perfect summer park day!

Kids will love working up a sweat climbing the dunes and then hitting the waves to cool off.

The whole family will love a walk on the pier to check out the lighthouse, Big Red.

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Window on the Waterfront Park in Holland
85 East 6th St, Holland MI 49423

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Sandbox
Window on the Waterfront park features lots of open space, picnic tables, and a new Nature Playscape.

You’ll also find pathways with observation decks overlooking a marshy area of the Macatawa River.

You can see the old windmill from the walking path, too.

It’s a popular destination during the annual Tulip Time festival as well.

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Quincy Park in Holland
4260 144th Avenue, Holland MI 49424

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
Quincy Park offers guests a little bit of everything!

Visitors will find little league and soccer fields, paved walking trails covered by large mature trees, picnic tables and two sets of play equipment.

Don't forget your furry friend, because Quincy Park also has a very nice shaded dog park suitable for big and small dogs.

Quincy Park Playground

Saugatuck Dunes State Park in Holland
6575 138th Ave, Holland MI 49423

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers four different trail loops at varying lengths from 2.5 to 5.2 miles.

Several of the trails lead to the sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, so it is a fun spot for the kids to break up the hike.

These trails are also very dog friendly, but note they are not allowed on the beach.

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Terra Square Splash Pad in Hudsonville
3380 Chicago Drive, Hudsonville MI 49426

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Splash Pad
Enjoy a bike ride or walk on this shared street in Hudsonville to this small interactive splash pad, which is perfect for toddlers and younger children.

The splash pad is located right next to Terra Square, where the summertime farmer's market is a huge draw as well.

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Hudsonville Nature Center in Hudsonville
2700 New Holland St, Hudsonville MI 49426

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Shaded
The Hudsonville Nature Center is a beautiful area to explore all sorts of landscapes - wetlands, forests, and prairies.

Kids will love seeing wildlife and flowers and running around on the trails.

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Hughes Park in Hudsonville
5470 40th Avenue, Hudsonville MI 49426

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Hughes Park is a Hudsonville park with mature trees, play equipment/playground, and an 18-hole disc golf course.

Hager Park in Jenison
8212 28th Ave, Georgetown Township MI 49428

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sandbox
  • Shaded
  • Swings
Hager Park is huge!

There are so many different things to do - and a "secret," shaded playground with a zipline and "old school" equipment like a merry-go-round.

Dozens of picnic tables, huge open area, tons of woods for hiking and so much more.

Indoor buildings are available for rent.

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Grand River Park in Jenison
9473 28th Ave, Jenison MI 49428

Park Features
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Grand River Park is perfect if you are looking for a full day of play and exercise.

Kids will love fishing off the dock on the small lake and playing on the playground.

Parents will love hiking (or skiing in the winter) the scenic trails.

Pack a picnic lunch and snag a picnic table by the playground to round out your day.

Eighth Avenue Park in Jenison
7050 8th Avenue, Jenison MI 49428

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Beach
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Eighth Avenue Park is an awesome destination for a park day.

Kids will love playing on the cool playground and then splashing around in the lake.

A one-mile walk on the paved path around the lake and the large dock jutting out into the lake rounds out a perfect day here.

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Rosewood Park in Jenison
1899 Rosewood St, Jenison MI 49428

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Baby Swings
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Rosewood Park is a kid magnet. The playground and splash pad are very well kept, and their equipment appeals to a range of ages.

Rosewood Park has a two-story slide! And a splash pad!

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Maplewood Park in Jenison
8000 12th Avenue, Jenison MI 49428

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
With both a splash pad and lake, water lovers will rejoice.

The park also includes a variety of athletic fields, a walking path, and a playground.

Enjoy the beauty of nature and the slight breeze off the lake as you walk the 1 mile paved pathway around the lake.

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Grand Ravines Park in Jenison
3991 Fillmore Street, Jenison MI 49428

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
Located next to Grand Valley State University and nestled against the Grand River, Grand Ravines Park in Ottawa County is perfectly positioned to provide loads of hiking, walking, and natural beauty opportunities to both humans and their pooches.

Grand Ravines Suspension bridge

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail in Kalamazoo
10th St, Kalamazoo MI 49001

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is 20+ miles of trail for walking, biking, rollerblading and skiing.

The trail is a work in progress and currently consists of two trails, linked by bike lanes.

The first portion, 4.8 miles in length, travels through shaded wooded areas, over rolling hills and under US-131 via a tunnel, where you'll end up in the western suburbs of Kalamazoo.

The trail then brings you through downtown where there are places to stop and grab a drink or a bite to eat.

The second section of the trail is 16 miles. It is hilly and winds, and part of it runs along the Kalamazoo River. This long portion of the trail will give you a bit of everything - suburbs, river views, parks, historical sites, food and drink stops, fishing and more!

Veterans Memorial Park in Kentwood
355 48th St. SE, Kentwood MI 49508

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Concessions
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • WiFi
Located next to the Kentwood Activities Center, Veterans Memorial Park has a newer playground, restrooms, new picnic shelter and a splash pad.

Athletes can play soccer, tennis or basketball.

Next time you walk or ride the East West trail, stop by for a visit!

Veterans Park splash pad

Fred Meijer M-6 Trail in Kentwood
1035 68th St SE, Dutton MI 49316

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Fred Meijer M-6 Trail links Kent Trails to the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail. Trail passes through several communities and parks.

Four trailheads are available for convenient parking:
A parking lot at the intersection of Burlingame and 60th
A parking lot at Division Ave and the M6 highway
Creekside Park, which offers restrooms and potable water from May 1 - Oct 31
A small parking area on Wing Ave, just north of 60th St.

Gerald R Ford Airport Viewing Park in Kentwood
4820 Kraft Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49512

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Free Admission
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
You can pack a picnic and watch planes take off or land at the GRR International Airport Viewing Area!

GRR reports that on any given day as many as 300 aircraft may take off or land at the international airport.

The area has plenty of parking, a few picnic tables, a newer pavilion with clean bathrooms, and filtered water fountains.

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Jaycee Park in Kentwood
1088 Gentian Dr SE, Kentwood MI 49508

Park Features
  • Disc Golf
Older, shady neighborhood park with older play equipment, basketball hoop, baseball diamond and disc golf course.

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Pinewood Park in Kentwood
2000 Wolfboro Dr SE, Kentwood MI 49508

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
Pinewood Park offers visitors several playing fields and courts, large colorful play structures, a covered pavilion, and a splash pad.

Pinewood Park also has lots of open area, with a soccer field, baseball diamond, skateboarding ramps and basketball courts.

In addition to the playgrounds, there is also a sandy area for digging and playing younger kids will love.

pinewood park playground kentwood

Tunnel Park in Lakeshore Area
66 Lakeshore Drive, Holland MI 49424

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
Walk through a tunnel in a dune to enter Tunnel Park.

Families love the playground, dune climb and a dune stairway, picnic areas, two picnic shelters, four sand volleyball courts, modern restrooms, and seasonal concession with vending machines.

Pets permitted on leash October - April only.

The only way down to the beach is down a wooden staircase or a set of dunes, so plan accordingly. Sandy trails to key use areas, including through the tunnel to a beach overlook deck.

Tunnel Park boys running

Kirk Park in Lakeshore Area
9791 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive MI 49460

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
If you are up for some hiking with gorgeous forest and lake views, Kirk Park is the perfect destination.

Get a good workout hiking the wooded trails and reward yourself later relaxing and playing at the beach!

Kirk Park Dune Trail Sneller

Holland Beaches, Blueberries & Parks Loop in Lakeshore Area
2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland MI 49424

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Follow this route to explore several parks, beaches in the Holland area.

Park at Stu Visser Trails and take the Ottawa Beach Road bike path to Holland State Park. You'll pass the entrance to Mt. Pisgah - stop and climb if you want fantastic views.

Spend some time at the Holland State Park beach and then get back on your bikes to pedal up to Tunnel Park for another beach and playground stop.

Next stop: Bowerman Blueberries farm market for some yummy treats (seasonal hours, check before heading out.)

Finally, make your way back to the northern end of Stu Visser Trails. Pedal the natural trails back to your vehicle.
This route follows bike paths along busy roads. Watch out for cars coming in and out on driveways in residential areas.

Lots of activities along the way to break up your walk or ride - beaches, parks, dunes, playgrounds and more.

Muskegon State Park in Lakeshore Area
3560 Memorial Drive, North Muskegon MI 49445

Park Features
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Beach
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Muskegon State Park is a huge park the whole family will love - in any season!

Kids will love climbing the dunes, hitting the beach and exploring the miles of trails.

In the winter, everyone will love sledding, ice skating and trying out the awesome luge track!

muskegon luge adventure sports park

Musketawa Trail in Lakeshore Area
15295 8th Avenue, Marne MI 49435

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hiking Trails
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
The Musketawa Trail is perfect for any mode of transportation - your feet, a bike, skis, snowmobiles, rollerblades, or even a horse!

There are several trailheads if you want to shorten the trail, and many small towns along the way with fun stops for the kids.

This trail can be bumpy so leave the bike trailers at home.

North Beach Park in Lakeshore Area
18775 North Shore Drive, Ferrysburg MI 49409

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Have a Grand Haven beach experience without the crowds! This beach is where the locals go to avoid the tourists.

When you need a break from playing on the beach, take a short hike up the wooden stairway to see the views from the top of the sand dunes.

Restrooms are only open in the summer.

Dogs are not allowed from May 1 - September 30. They must be leashed the rest of the year.

North Beach park dunes

Pere Marquette Park Beach in Lakeshore Area
3510 Channel Drive, Muskegon MI 49441

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Concessions
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Beach sport enthusiasts will love Pere Marquette Park.

Rent jet-skis & paddleboards, take a kite-boarding lesson, and play sand volleyball.

Those looking for a more relaxing trip to the beach will find a playground, restaurant and concessions, wheelchair accessible beach walk, picnic tables and restrooms.

Pere Marquette beach is raked daily, so it is no surprise it is listed as one of the cleanest beaches by the National Healthy Beaches Campaign and the Clean Beaches Council.

Olive Shores in Lakeshore Area
8555 Olive Shore Ave, West Olive MI 49460

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Olive Shores offers guests a perfect place to hike and take in the natural beauty of the area.

Hiking trails are both sandy and boardwalks, with steps to multiple observation decks poised to showcase Lake Michigan.

Afterwards, sink your toes into the cool sand and water on the swimming beach.

Hofma Park in Lakeshore Area
15581 Ferris St, Grand Haven MI 49417

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
Hofma Park is a perfect destination for a family park day!

The playground is full of fun for the kids and there is a lot of area to run around and kick some soccer balls.

Round out the day with a nice picnic lunch at the picnic shelter!

Duck Lake State Park in Lakeshore Area
4733 N Scenic Dr, Whitehall MI 49461

Park Features
  • Toddler Playground
Duck Lake State Park is a perfect day trip for the whole family.

Little ones will love splashing in the warm, shallow channel and the big kids will love jumping the waves on the big lake.

The dune climbs aren't too tough, and the whole family will love the view from the top.

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Huizenga Park in Lakeshore Area
350 Royal Park Drive, Zeeland MI 49464

Park Features
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Pavilion
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
This park has it ALL!

The playground is perfect for kids of any age - even toddlers with its padded surface and low equipment.

Kids will adore the zipline, and the older kids will be thrilled that this park also has a skate park.

Add to these things a beautiful fishing pond and lots of sporting options - this park is a solid destination.

Imagination Station in Lakeshore Area
1 Y Drive, Grand Haven MI 49417

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Free Admission
  • Playground
  • Toddler Playground
Imagination Station is a parent's dream.

The huge playground is so unique with its many structures and equipment.

It is also perfect for toddlers and is accessible with adaptive equipment.

The best part: it is fenced in with one way in and out, so it is safe for little wanderers.

Located behind the Tri-Cities Family YMCA in Mulligan’s Hollow park, this newly redesigned playground is fenced in and features a bouncy, rubber play surface, sure to soften any tumbles your crawler or little walker may take.

The only drawback to this park is trying to get the kids to leave at the end of the day!

Grand Haven Imagination Station

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
A trail network of paved paths and bike lanes connecting Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

Along the way are abundant beaches, bayous, lakes, rivers, parks and attractions for tons of fun and beautiful scenery.

Easy access to the trails from Grand Haven State Park. Other access points include Coast Guard Park, North Beach Park, Chinook Pier and Hofma Park.

Lakeshore Trail in Lakeshore Area
2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland MI 49424

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Lakeshore Trail is 20 miles of rolling hills, curves and beautiful sights.

It follows Lakeshore Drive and connects Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park. It also crosses through beach parks and natural areas - Rosy Mound, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.

Because the trail runs along Lakeshore Drive, pedestrians and bikers should watch out for cars coming in and out on driveways in residential areas.

Lots of activities along the way to break up your walk or ride - beaches, parks, dunes, playgrounds and more. Parking is available at several of the parks.

Good access points are Holland State Park, Rosy Mound, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.

Laketon Trail in Lakeshore Area
560-590 W Southern Ave, Muskegon MI 49441

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Laketon Trail is three plus miles of paved trail along Laketon Avenue.

Providing a link between the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail and the Musketawa Trail, the route goes through neighborhoods and gives access to schools and businesses in town.

It also goes through the Jefferson Historic District with large Victorian and Queen Anne-style homes for exposure to some history and architecture.

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail in Lakeshore Area
3510 Channel Dr, Muskegon MI 49441

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Muskegon Lakeshore Trail runs just under 12 miles around Muskegon Lake and through town.

Trailgoers are treated to sights of the lakes, the channel, the South Pier Lighthouse and sand dunes.

Trail also provides convenient access to area attractions and restaurants.

There is plenty of parking available at various places along Lakeshore Drive, Heritage Landing, Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve and Pere Marquette Park.

Rosy Mound Natural Area in Lakeshore Area
13925 Lakeshore Drive, Grand Haven MI 49417

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Work up a sweat then cool off in the lake! Rosy Mound Natural Area has a lot of stairs - 360 to be exact - and the walk to the beach is strenuous. Due to high water levels this beach is smaller than most, but still big enough for a quick dip before you head back to the car.

Rosy Mound babywearing

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Walk to Ice Cream
The William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a 22+ mile trail that connects Hart, Shelby, Montague and Whitehall.

It travels through farms, orchards and forest areas and has scenic overlooks and picnic tables to stop and rest or have some lunch along the way.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for deer and other wildlife.

Trail is also great for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and horseback riding (on a certain section only!) Trail-goers will find stops along the way for ice cream and other goodies.

Trail has both a northern and a southern trailhead, or it can be accessed at other various points along the route.

Robinson Township Park in Lakeshore Area
11758 Buchanan Street, Grand Haven MI 49417

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
What doesn't Robinson Township Park have?

Visitors will find a picnic area and shelter with grills, playground, restrooms, hiking & equestrian trails, biking paths, and athletic fields.

Don't forget Fido - this park is dog-friendly!

Grand Haven Splash Pad in Lakeshore Area
101 N Harbor Drive, Grand Haven MI 49417

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Splash Pad
  • Walk to Ice Cream
The Grand Haven Splash Pad is a fun stop to make on the way to or from the beach or as a reward for walking the pier.

Located near the marina and ice cream, kids will love this interactive splash pad and parents will love the break it provides.

Grand Haven State Park in Lakeshore Area
1001 Harbor Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Sandbox
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Grand Haven State Park is a perfect day destination to enjoy the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Kids and adults will love the endless sandy beach, jumping big waves, strolling the pier to the lighthouse and, of course, walking to get ice cream!

Grand Haven Beach lighthouse Malski

Coast Guard Park in Lakeshore Area
18161 North Shore Drive, Ferrysburg MI 49409

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
Coast Guard Park is a park-goer's gem! It checks so many boxes for a day full of family fun.

Start out your day hiking the trails through the dunes to the lookout for breathtaking views, spend time at the playground, and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the shelter.

Your furry family members will even enjoy this park with a fenced in area to ditch the leash.

Round out your afternoon with a dip in the lake - just a short walk from the park!

P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Lakeshore Area
6585 Lake Harbor Road, Muskegon MI 49441

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon has over 10 miles of trails you can choose from to get from the parking lot to beautiful lake views, followed by a seemingly endless beachfront you can walk once you get there.

One of the park’s main attractions is the dune climb along the Dune Overlook Trail, an approximately half-mile roundtrip climb with about 220 steps and benches along the way.

To learn more about the dunes, stop by the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.

PJ Hoffmaster State Park Muskegon Michigan

Hemlock Crossing in Lakeshore Area
8115 West Olive Road, West Olive MI 49460

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
Hemlock Crossing is a lakeshore gem that the whole family will love!

There are plenty of fairly easy trails with amazing river views and lots of potential for wildlife sightings!

And don't forget a stop at the Nature Center - the kids will love seeing wildlife in action here!

Hemlock trails feature image

Ottawa Sands Park in Lakeshore Area
18153 N Shore Drive, Spring Lake MI 49456

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restrooms
If you’re looking for lots of hiking opportunities, you’ll want to explore this Ottawa Sands Park as well as its neighbor to the north, North Ottawa Dunes park.

The park includes forested dunes, an 80-acre inland lake, river views and wetlands.

As an added bonus – there’s a great playground just across the street in Ferrysburg’s Coast Guard Park and a Lake Michigan Beach just down the road at North Beach Park.

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Fitzgerald Park in Lansing
133 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge MI 48837

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Shaded
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Fitzgerald Park is worth the drive for a perfect day of exploration with the whole family!

The nature trails lead to stunning views, the kids have plenty of places to play, photo ops are top notch and there is no shortage of things to do here - from disc golf to kayaking to a fish ladder and more.

This wonderful park is best known as the home of the “Ledges”—ancient sedimentary rock outcroppings lining the shores of the Grand River.

Facilities include six picnic sites, three miles of trails, volleyball, basketball, playground. Kayak launch for privately owned boats.

It's just a 40-minute drive for those used to hiking in Grand Rapids.

Fitzgerald Park Grand Ledges

Fallasburg Park in Lowell
1124 Fallasburg Park Dr. NE, Lowell MI 49331

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Baby Swings
  • Creek Stomping
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Swings
Fallasburg Park is a beautiful, picturesque park located just north of Lowell in the historic Fallasburg community.

Spanning over 250 acres (including parts of the North Country Trail), this is a popular place for kids and families to hike, explore an historic covered bridge, play on the playground, or take fall family photos.

Fallasburg Park Covered Bridge

Stoney Lakeside Park in Lowell
1200 Bowes Road, Lowell MI 49331

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
Bring Fido to this kid and dog friendly park in Lowell!

Stoney Lakeside Park offers a sandy beach for kids to cool off after playing on the modern play structure.

Visitors will also find an easy spot to launch a kayak or paddleboard, and great fishing spots along the shore.

The dog park is a fenced-in space with benches for owners, and access to the lake (not people friendly). There is also a separate area for small dogs.

Grand River Riverfront Township Park (North and South) in Lowell
12200 Grand River Dr SE, Lowell MI 49331

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Toddler Playground
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Lowell's Grand Riverfront Park consists of two sections, North and South, that are joined by a splendid new walking bridge over the Grand River.

The 80-acre Grand River Riverfront Park includes two islands.

The south portion of the park has a canoe launch, two softball fields, a lacrosse field, 8 soccer fields, and a playground with equipment designed for ages 4 to 12. There's also a mile-long paved nature/walking path, a scenic overlook and fishing pier on the Grand River, one large picnic shelter with restroom facilities and one smaller one without. The park is open to the public every day from 8 AM to dusk, except for days that snow or water make driving in the park unsafe. Restrooms are closed from late October until late March.

The North side of the park is easily accessed at the corner of Bowes Road and Fulton Street in Lowell Charter Township. This side of the park has a small playground, gaga ball pit, pickle ball courts, and an ice cream shop (in season)

Grand Riverfront Park Lowell

Wittenbach Wege Center in Lowell
11715 Vergennes Street, Lowell MI 49331

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Restrooms
Wittenbach Wege Nature Center features easy hiking trails with hidden surprises like a quiet pond and secret cabin. Guests will be welcomed at the visitor's center, where you will also find restrooms and taxidermied animals. Before you hit the trails, be sure to check out the adorable sheep, chickens and pigs.

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Ludington State Park in Northern Michigan
8800 M116, Ludington MI 49431

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Boat Rental
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Lake or River
  • Parking Fee
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
Pack up the family and your beach gear and head up for a great day at Ludington State Park.

Kids and parents will have a ball playing at the beaches, hiking the sand dunes, exploring the many trails and having lunch staring at the gorgeous views of the lakes!

Ludington State Park Scripps

Fremont Town and Country in Northern Michigan
955 Cottage Grove Ave, Fremont MI 49412

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Fremont Town and Country Trail connects the north end of Fremont with Fremont Lake Park and to the Fremont Industrial Park.

It is a growing trail that will eventually connect 12 communities through 80 miles of paved pathways.

It is perfect for family walks or bike rides, as parks and stops are available along the trail.

Good entry points are Fremont Lake Park, Branstorm Park and Locust Street Staging Area.

Townsend Park & Cannon Trail in Rockford
8280 6 Mile Road, Rockford MI 49317

Park Features
  • 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
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.

Townsend Park

Brower Lake Nature Preserve in Rockford
8748 Je-NE-Be Dr NE, Rockford MI 49341

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Shaded
Brower Lake Nature Preserve is one of Rockford's best-kept secrets, with its beautiful forest, semi-easy hiking trails and gorgeous views of the lake at the top! Take a break on the scattered benches along the trail and enjoy the peace and quiet of the untouched forest.

Feature Brower Lake

Myers Lake Park in Rockford
7350 Hessler Dr NE, Rockford MI 49341

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Toddler Playground
A day at Myers Lake Park is like a mini vacation.

Kids can spend all day here playing on the beach, fishing in the lake, playing on the huge play structures and having a picnic lunch in the shade.

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Luton Park in Rockford
5950 10 Mile Rd NE, Rockford MI 49341

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
Luton Park is a haven for bike riders and hikers of all ages!

There are several mostly flat trail loops available.

Choose the one that's best for your skill level or how long you want to hike or bike.

Feature Luton Bikes

Algoma Sports Park in Rockford
10401 Algoma Ave NE, Rockford MI 49341

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Algoma Sports Park is perfect for a fun-filled afternoon.

The playground has several unique play structures, and there is plenty of grassy space for kids to run around and burn up some energy.

The pavilion has plenty of picnic tables and offers some nice shade from the sunny playground.

A .64 mile paved walking path surrounds the park.

Merrell Trail in Rockford
8320 Belmont Ave NE, Rockford MI 49306

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Restrooms
Two-wheeled thrill seekers will love the excitement and variety on the mountain bike paths at Merrell Trails.

This park is geared toward intermediate and experienced riders as it has a number of fast descents, table top jumps, roots, rocks and elevated bridges and structures.

While this park is open to pedestrians as well, it was designed specifically for mountain bike riders.

Glen Park in Rockford
Glen Park Drive, Rockford MI 49341

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Shaded
  • Walk to Ice Cream
Glen Park is a like a mini getaway into nature with its wooded setting, nature trails, boardwalk and picnic setting.

Kids will love the huge play structure and climbing rock!

Rogue River Park in Rockford
6300 Belshire Ave, Belmont MI 49306

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Baby Swings
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Rogue River Park isn't just a really great name - it is a really fun park!

Visitors may recognize Rogue River Park as a major trailhead for the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail, but the park has something for everyone.

Whether you're looking for nature trails, river access, a playground, or sports fields, you can find it at this fun kids park.

Pickerel Lake Park in Rockford
6001 Ramsdell Rd NE, Rockford MI 49317

Park Features
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Restrooms
Visitors to Pickerel Lake will enjoy great views of the lake and surrounding woods while you walk the two mile loop.

The most popular part of the trail is the stroller-friendly boardwalk that extends out into the lake.

Bring your pole on your adventure, too, because this is a popular spot to fish.

Pickerel Lake Park boardwalk feature image

Van Buren Trail State Park in Southwest Michigan
Lovejoy Ave, South Haven MI 49090

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Linking South Haven to Hartford, Van Buren Trail State Park is a dirt and gravel topped trail that stretches for 14 miles. There are some sections of grass and sand as well, so be cautioned that this isn't for those looking for a super smooth trail.

The trail will bring you through rural areas perfect for seeing lots of wildlife. Mountain bikers, birders and naturalists will find this trail perfect.

Winter riders will enjoy skiing and snowmobiling on the trail.

The town of Covert halfway through offers the only stop on the stretch for a restroom or food break. The last leg of the trail boasts lots of beautiful trees and vineyards.

Van Buren State Park caps the trail and leads to more trails and views of the Lake Michigan shoreline. Trailhead available at Hartford, and parking is available in South Haven near the beginning of the trail.

Long Lake Park in Sparta
13747 Krauskopf NE, Sparta MI 49345

Park Features
  • Beach
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Shaded
Long Lake Park checks lot of boxes.

Kids will enjoy not one, but two playgrounds, followed by a nice swim at the beach.

Lots of shaded areas for picnicking to round out the day.

Pack up the kayaks and canoes for a fun time on the lake.

Howard Christensen Nature Center in Sparta
16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City MI 49330

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Center
  • Lake or River
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
If you've ever wanted to feed a giant snapping turtle, see a fairy house or an owl roosting forest, then head over to Howard Christensen Nature Center.

This fun park also boasts many different interest areas, including two floating docks, two overlook towers, an amphitheater, interpretive center and campfire sites available for rent.

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William Rogers Village Park in Sparta
152 N State St, Sparta MI 49345

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Walk to Ice Cream
William Rogers Village Park is the perfect spot for young kids!

It boasts a stone-wall enclosed playground with swings, splash pad, paved pedestrian paths and volleyball court.

Take a walk on the paved pedestrian trails.

During warmer months the large band shell performance area hosts concerts and events. Extra bonus: there is also a nearby ice cream shop!

Grose Park in Sparta
22200 24th Avenue, Casnovia MI 49318

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Toddler Playground
Grose Park is a hidden gem!

You could spend all day here, swimming at the beach, walking through the woods and along the creek, fishing and playing horseshoes.

Adults and kids will love the beautiful views of the lake, creek, woods (and wildflowers in the spring!).

Johnson Park in Walker
2600 Wilson Ave, Walker MI 49534

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • River Access for Boat Launch
  • Shaded
Johnson Park is a huge park with lots of shade trees - perfect for a hot summer day with the whole family!

Kids can explore TWO playgrounds and will love all the space to run.

Parents will love that this is a clean park with beautiful views and lots of picnic areas to make a fun day of it.

Johnson Park open space

Fred Meijer Standale in Walker
4243 Remembrance Rd NW, Walker MI 49534

Park Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Fred Meijer Standale Trail runs from Walker City Central Park to the north side of Millennium Park.

A ride or walk on this trail makes for a perfect day, whether for a leisurely walk or an active run.

End at Millennium Park for more fun and a rest.

Fred Meijer Standale Trail

Millennium Park in Walker
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker MI 49534

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Beach
  • Boat Rental
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
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.

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Kent Trails in Walker
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker MI 49534

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
Kent Trails is 15 miles of paved trail stretching from John Ball Zoo to the north and downtown Byron Center to the south.

Trail crosses though Grand Rapids, Grandville, Walker, Wyoming and Byron Center.

An accessible trail, it has four trailheads and leads through and to several parks.

The four main trailheads are Millennium Park, Byron Center on 84th St., Johnson Park and Douglas Walker Park. You can also access the trail at any cross street along the route.

Aman Park in Walker
0-1859 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534

Park Features
  • Creek Stomping
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hike with a Payoff
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Restrooms
Beautiful sights and a fun hike await you at Aman Park. This park has several densely-wooded trail loops, a winding creek throughout, fun stick shelters along the way and tons of wildflowers in the spring.

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Lemery Park in Wyoming
4050 Byron Center SW, Wyoming MI 49519

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Concessions
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts
Lemery Park is a Wyoming gem.

Kids will have hours of fun playing on the playground, fishing in Buck Creek and walking the paved trail.

Pack a picnic lunch and snag one of the picnic tables and enjoy the beautiful views of the creek.

The wide paved trail winds along Buck Creek.

Palmer Park in Wyoming
1275 52nd St SW, Wyoming MI 49509

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
Palmer Park is the perfect place to host your next shaded picnic.

The wooded picnic area and open shelterhouse are situated right next to the playground, making it easy to grab a bite and stay cool on hot summer days.

Palmer Park also features baseball diamonds, paved bike path, natural surface hiking trails, fishing spots and an 18-hole golf course.

Oriole Park in Wyoming
1380 42nd St SW, Wyoming MI 49509

Park Features
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
Oriole Park is in a fantastic residential neighborhood that is perfect for any warm weather outing.

This park has a partially enclosed playground area with multiple slides situated right next to a splash pad when the kids are ready to cool off.

Make a day of it and enjoy a lunch in the picnic area, or get your exercise in on the basketball or tennis courts and paved walking/biking path.

Get in your steps on the paved half-mile walking and biking path around Oriole Park.

Southlawn Park in Wyoming
4125 Jefferson Ave SE, Wyoming MI 49548

Park Features
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Southlawn Park is located in a residential area and is the perfect place to pack a lunch and cool down.

It features a splash pad, small playground, open fields and picnic tables.

Please note there are not any restrooms onsite so go before you hit the road!

Lamar Park in Wyoming
2561 Porter Street SW, Wyoming MI 49519

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer Fields
  • Splash Pad
  • Tennis Courts
If your family has a variety of interests, Lamar Park is your one-stop-shop for everyone's entertainment.

Sports fields & courts, a climbing wall, huge splash pad, playground, walking path and amazing picnic areas to enjoy a meal al fresco make Lamar Park the perfect way to spend a family day together.

Frog Hollow Park in Wyoming
2050 Metro Court SW, Wyoming MI 49519

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Baby Swings
  • Free Admission
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Toddler Playground
Frog Hollow Park is simply a great playground! It is perfect for kids of all ages and abilities and is extra safe with its rubber topped playground and fenced-in area.

The two-acre park has three different play areas to accommodate different ages and is packed with plenty of options for play.

What makes it so great for toddlers is that it is well contained with only one exit, making it easy to keep an eye on your toddler, especially those that like to wander off.

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Buck Creek Nature Preserve in Wyoming
4269 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming MI 49509

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
Buck Creek Nature Preserve is a peaceful mini getaway in the middle of the busy city.

Enjoy a short hike on the beautiful nature trails, or a walk along the paved trails.

Kids will love the water options here - a creek and a fishing pond!

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Pinery Park in Wyoming
2301 De Hoop Ave, Wyoming MI 49509

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Baby Swings
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Soccer Fields
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Pinery Park in Wyoming is a great place to exercise whether you are a kid or adult, and pack a lunch afterwards for a shady al fresco lunch.

This fun kids park boasts a paved fitness path with exercise equipment along the way, numerous picnic shelters, disc golf course among mature trees, basketball & tennis courts and baseball fields.

In the winter, bring a sled and enjoy the hills Pinery Park has to offer.

City of Zeeland Splash Pad Park in Zeeland
21 S Elm Street, Zeeland MI 49464

Park Features
  • Accessible
  • Free Admission
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded
  • Splash Pad
The City of Zeeland Splash Pad Park is a concrete-based, barrier-free play area that includes water features for both toddlers and older children.

Also included are onsite restrooms, shaded seating and dining areas, and a raised observation deck to observe all the splash pad excitement while staying dry.

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Helder Park in Zeeland
3751 104th Avenue, Zeeland MI 49464

Park Features
  • Baseball
  • Basketball Court
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dog Park
  • Free Admission
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Pavilion
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Toddler Playground
Helder Park has it ALL!

A day of fun for the whole family awaits at this park.

Start your day at the park with playground time, a nice walk, some sports (lots of sport options here!) - and even bring along your four-legged family member for some social time at the dog park.

Helder Park playground