Did you know there are 74 city-owned parks? We manage these to make sure they're clean and safe for you to use. Some park sites are home to outdoor art, sculptures and historical monuments.
See a directory of all City parks
Fish Ladder Park
This functional piece of artwork, designed by the artist, Joseph Kinnebrew, provides a practical application as well as an aesthetic pleasure. Watch fish jump up the ladder in a seasonal migration in the spring and late summer!
Rosa Parks Circle
In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, a public art space designed by the world-renowned artist, Maya Lin. Outdoor ice skating is offered from approximately the first week in December to the first week in March. Numerous concerts, events, and festivals are also held here throughout the year.
Westown Commons Park
The much-loved skatepark is a large draw for area youth who put many volunteer hours into cleaning up and helping redesign the park.