City parks, public open space, and recreation facilities Master Plan
The City has completed its draft Strategic Master Plan that creates a vision for the long-term development, programming, and sustainability of City parks, public open spaces, and recreation facilities. This roadmap for the future of the parks in Grand Rapids was assembled from residents’ comments and suggestions made at numerous community meetings and events over the past nine months. The plan considers community needs, recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities, environmental conditions, economic development, priority projects, department organization and funding.
Highlights of the plan include water-based recreation facilities and park development along the Grand River, trail connections to neighborhoods and regional trail systems, indoor recreation facilities, signature park amenities and enhanced recreation programming for adults, families and seniors.