Kent County Parks

2014-2018 Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Master Plan

In January 2014, the Kent County Board of Commissioners approved a five-year master plan to guide Kent County Parks through 2018. This plan was developed with extensive public input, including a survey of park constituents, a survey of the broader community, and a five week public comment period. The entire adopted plan is available for you to review online by clicking on the links below. A few sections are long or graphic-intensive and may take some time to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

The plan is divided into 6 sections below, for ease of downloading. Please be patient as downloading files may take a while due to the large file size.

Section 1 (3.0 MB, pages C1-20)

Detailed Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Community Description
Administrative Structure

Section 2 (6.9 MB, pages 21-45)

 Recreation Inventory Overview
  Methods Used to Conduct Inventory
  Inventory of Kent County Parks and Trails
   Summary of Sites Owned or Managed by Kent County Parks
    Parks and Open Spaces
     Community Parks

Section 3 (6.1 MB, pages 46-67)

     Large Parks

Section 4 (7.9 MB, pages 68-98)

     Regional Parks
     Special Use Area

Section 5 (8.1 MB, pages 99-130)

    Trails and Trail Systems
     Connector Trails
     Park Trails
     All-Terrain Bike Trails
     Cross Country Ski Trails
     Equestrian Trails
     Hiking Trails
     Extended Hiking Trails

Section 6 (4.9 MB, pages 131-214)

   Inventory of Recreation Land Owned by Other Government Entities
   Inventory of Connector Trails Managed by Other Agencies
   Kent County Parks Dept. Recreation Programs
 Planning and Public Input Process
 Recreation Needs Assessment
 Goals and Objectives
 Action Program
 Appendix A: State-Funded Grant Inventory
 Appendix B: Needs Assessment Survey
 Appendix C: Notice of Availability of Draft Plan
 Appendix D: Public Meeting and Adoption
 Appendix E: Letters of Transmittal
 Appendix F: Plan Certification Checklist

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Kent County Parks

1700 Butterworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534-7065
(616) 632-PARK (7275)
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11220 Springhill Drive
Greenville, MI 48838

(616) 691-8056

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4807 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

(616) 538-5050

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