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City of East Grand Rapids
750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Ph: 616-949-2110
Fx: 616-940-4884
Parks, Trails & Reeds Lake
The City of East Grand Rapids provides a wide variety of recreational
opportunities for residents within its City Parks. The City has a total of 10 parks and natural areas and five public school sites that feature recreational facilities and comprise 176 acres of public-use land. This includes approximately 30 acres of currently undeveloped land for future recreational space.

 Reeds Lake Trail

Reeds Lake Trail

This 4.2 mile trail around Reeds Lake is popular for walkers, runners and cyclists.  The route utillizes an off-road bike/walking trail that includes sidewalks,, paved pathways and boardwalks.  Signs that include maps are posted at key locations of the Reeds Lake Trail, which features natural wooded areas, wetlands, and residential areas.  The trail links many of the City's park facilities and school facilities.


 John Collins Park Photo
John Collins Park
Situated on Lakeside Drive between the Grand Rapids Yacht Club and Rose's Restaurant, this lakefront park is within easy walking distance of Gaslight Village. It is named for John A. Collins, East Grand Rapids mayor from 1933 to 1956. The park was renovated in 2002 and features the only public access boat launch to Reeds Lake, as well as a lakeshore walk, overlook decks, benches, rain gardens, picnic tables, event space/plaza and public restrooms. Nearly three acres, John Collins Park is home to many events, including concerts and movies.

 Manhattan Park Photo
Manhattan Park
This is our largest City park (43 acres) with two access points and parking areas off Cascade Road and Manhattan Road. The park provides a range of recreational opportunities and is home to many activities hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department. Facilities include: a picnic shelter with grills and tables, playground, sand volleyball courts (4), softball diamonds (4), soccer field (1), tennis courts (2) and nature trails. Sledding during the winter on a smaller and larger hill.  Natural area with rustic trails.
 Floating Boardwalk Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park, located on the west shores of Reeds Lake, includes six acres of recently developed lakefront and 11 acres of undeveloped woodland and wetland.  The park provides universally accessible trails with boardwalks, fishing decks, interpretive kiosks, shade shelters, picnic tables and benches.  The popular Reeds Lake Trail runs through the property.  The park features a 425-foot floating boardwalk system, giving a unique perspective on the lakeshore environment.

 Hodenpyl Woods Photo
Hodenpyl Woods
The property consists of wooded wetlands east and west of Reeds Lake Boulevard and is bounded by Remington Park to the south.  The park features a 0.9-mile rustic plant identification trail, with several boardwalk crossings and a floating bridge. The trails are also popular with birding groups.

 Remington Park Photo 2013

Remington Park

This recreation area is home of the Rusty Swaney Remington Park baseball field along with a restroom facility used by baseball fans and trail users. There is also an undeveloped natural area bordering Hodenpyl Woods, which accounts for  more than half of the park’s acreage.

 Griffiths Lake Park Photo
Griffiths Park

A small area of natural mature woodland off Reeds Lake Boulevard. It is currently undeveloped for recreational use with the exception of a paved pathway and benches to rest and enjoy nature.  The path connects to the Reeds Lake Trail. The tree canopy consists largely Cottonwood, with some Maple and Elm understory.



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