City Parks - Social Distancing Encouraged

Published on April 07, 2020

With the weather improving and residents wanting to get outside to enjoy it, the City of Grand Rapids is reminding community members to practice social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Social Distancing Guidelines

While the use of parks, trails and open spaces is allowed under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, visitors must follow the 6-foot social distancing requirement. Here are other guidelines:

  • Don’t visit a park, trail or open space if you’re feeling ill
  • Visit only with members of your household
  • Wash your hands before and after you visit and don’t touch your face
  • While on a trail, warn other users of your presence and step aside to let others pass
  • If the park, trail or open space is busy and social distancing isn’t possible, find another time to visit or find an alternate location

Open Amenities with Warnings

  • All parks
  • Dog parks
  • Trails 

Closed Amenities

The following amenities are closed to the public during the COVID-19 crisis until further notice:

  • Playgrounds
  • Basketball courts
  • Bike polo courts
  • Futsal courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Disc golf
  • Soccer fields
  • Baseball and softball fields
  • Exercise equipment
  • Skateboarding features
  • Picnic shelters and picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountains
  • Swimming pools
  • Splash pads