A Guide to Exploring the Grand River this Winter

A GUIDE TO EXPLORING THE GRAND RIVER THIS WINTER Aerial photo of the lagoon at Riverside Park The Grand River (or Owashtanong) is a beautiful Grand Rapids destination to explore year-round. Here are our picks for must-visit parks and public spaces this winter. Riverside Park Riverside Park is the largest river edge park in the City […]

When to Watch for Fish Migration at Fish Ladder Park

WHEN TO WATCH FOR FISH MIGRATION AT FISH LADDER PARK Fish Ladder Park (located at 560 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI) is a functional piece of architectural artwork designed by artist Joseph Kinnebrew in 1975. Its practical use is to allow migrating fish to find a way around the powerful water flow from the […]

Exercise with a View with these Fitness Stations Along the Grand River

EXERCISE WITH A VIEW WITH THESE RIVER EDGE FITNESS STATIONS In the summer of 2019, the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department and Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. partnered to bring six outdoor exercise stations to the Grand River’s edge in Sixth Street and Canal Parks. The equipment is free to use and perfect for anything […]

A Guide to Kayaking in the Grand River

A GUIDE TO KAYAKINGON THE GRAND RIVER Kayaking is a great way to get active and connect with the Grand River. There are many options when it comes to launch points, routes and equipment. There are also many important safety tips to remember. We created this guide to kayaking in the Grand River to help […]

You still can enjoy the Grand River while physical distancing

YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THE GRAND RIVER WHILE PHYSICAL DISTANCING As the sunny weather continues to fill our weeks, many of us are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, you still can get outside for […]