Johnson Park and Brewer Park have disc golf courses. The courses are open during park hours and there is no fee to play. The tees are marked with yardage and par. Disc golf is continually increasing in popularity.
The Kent County Parks Department boasts four swimming beaches. Myers Lake, Long Lake, Millennium and Wabasis Lake Parks all have sandy beaches and bath houses. Swimming is great exercise and a fun way to stay cool during a hot summer day!
Geocaching (pronounced “geocashing”) is a family-friendly activity that uses a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to locate a “cache” hidden somewhere within the Kent County Parks. More information »
There are several parks you can walk through and enjoy the fall colors and fresh air. The trails through Kent Trails, Lamoreaux Park, Palmer Park , Pickerel Lake Fred Meijer Nature Preserve, Seidman Park, Townsend Park and Wabasis Lake Park are especially ideal for hiking and viewing fall colors. Rogue River is now a staging area for the White Pine Trail State Park. The entrance is located off Belmont Road.
Cross country skiing is a great way to see the outdoors. Trails can be found at:
Palmer Park & Pickerel Lake have groomed trails. Ski rentals available at Palmer Park & L.E. Kaufman Golf Course. For more information call (616) 538-5050. The trails in these parks range from 2 miles to 15 miles. The difficulty level is from beginner to expert.
Sledding is fun for all ages. What really makes it fun is finding a great hill. Good quality sledding hills can be found at Johnson Park, Caledonia Park and Wabasis Lake Park. None of these hills are lit at night and close at dusk.
1700 Butterworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534-7065
(616) 632-PARK (7275)
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11220 Springhill Drive
Greenville, MI 48838
4807 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509