A Grand Rapids City park has gotten a makeover!

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We've seen a lot of cool upgrades and renovations at Grand Rapids-area parks thanks to a voter-approved millage. The millage allows continued investment in City parks. It will provide approximately $5 million each year for repair, maintenance, and new improvements to parks, pools, and playgrounds. Recent projects have included a climbing wallhammock groves, and an outdoor fitness center.

The latest park to get spruced up is Highland Park at 523 Grand Ave NE.

According to the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, work at Highland Park is complete as of Nov. 28, 2023.

City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation


Highland Park upgrades include:

• A new accessible trail loop
• A reconfigured parking area
• Additional lighting
• Two new multi-sport courts for basketball, four square, shuffleboard, bike polo and roller hockey
• Gathering spaces
• Other small-scale amenities like benches, bike racks, a trash receptacle, and new trees
The design team is Williams & Works and the contractor is Montgomery Excavating.

Other Highland Park amenities include a bouldering wall, splash pad, bathrooms, and playground.

You can find out more about Grand Rapids park projects here.

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