Parks and Recreation

Parks Millage 5-Year Report

In 2013, voters approved a 7-year parks millage to be invested in our 75 parks across the City. Click below to see what we’ve done together so far, and what’s to come in 2019.

See the Millage Report(PDF, 10MB)


Park Improvement Projects

We’re improving our parks all the time! Grand Rapids voters approved a 7 year Parks Millage on November 5, 2013. We use these funds to make improvements, repairs and rehabilitate parks, pools and playgrounds.

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Master Plan

Our 5-year Master Plan outlines long-term development, programming, and sustainability of parks, public spaces, and recreation facilities.

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2020 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Grant Applications

Camelot Park Improvements – This proposal includes a new restroom, public shelter and supporting amenities for Camelot Park. Click the link below to review the draft application. 

Draft Grant Application – Camelot Park(PDF, 32MB)

Ottawa Hills Park Improvements – This proposal includes a new restroom and supporting amenities for Ottawa Hills Park. Click the link below to review the draft application. 

Draft Grant Application – Ottawa Hills Park(PDF, 50MB)

The City Commission will host a public hearing to receive comments on these proposed applications on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 as part of a regularly scheduled Grand Rapids City Commission meeting.

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