Park managed by Frederik Meijer Gardens
About Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Address: 1000 E Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park contains over 150 acres of fun for residents and visitors alike.
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.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
The Playground at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
The Lena Meijer Children's Garden is a must for kids, bragging many thoughtfully curated play areas.
A big favorite is the massive two-level treehouse area where kids can play pretend for hours on rope bridges, in tree trunks and a giant bird's nest. Just down the path is a log cabin where kids can see what old-fashioned life is like and even play some old school games.
You will also encounter a giant sand play/rock quarry area, marsh lands, a puppet theatre, sensory garden, labyrinth and the perennial favorite: The Great Lakes Garden. This is a massive water table in the shape of the Great Lakes where kids can drive plastic boats around.
Kids can also head indoors to play in the adorable Curiosity Courtyard in the lower level.
The Walking Path at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Meijer Gardens has endless walking paths that take you to many interesting destinations. There's the sculpture park route, which takes you past gorgeous waterfalls and the "giant horse," among other incredible sculptures.
Walk the Gwen Frostic Shade Garden on your way to the Michigan Farm Garden and then roam the breathtaking Japanese Gardens on your way back to the main building.
Not ready to head back inside? Explore the Meijer Garden wetlands on the Frey Boardwalk.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Features
- Interpretive Center
- Parking Fee
- Paved Walking Path
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open year round