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Parks & nature in Grand Rapids

Zoo
“The John Ball Park Zoo is a staple of Grand Rapids that I would suggest to anyone who loves nature and animals. Their hours vary so it is worth checking the website based on the time of year you are in town. And rates range from $8-$13. Awesome place for a fun sightseeing date!”
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Lake
“There is a beautiful Park and Nature trails around the lake and through the surrounding neighborhoods. Great spot for a picnic by the water. ”
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Park
“Rosa Parks Circle is a awesome community gathering place in the center of the city. In the summer, you will find swing dancing going on here. And in the winter they do ice skating!”
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Park
“Great riverside park with nice views of the city. Easy walk to downtown as well.”
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City
“A nice little park that overlooks the city and a great spot to watch the sun set.”
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“Just a short walk away! Great spot to walk or put a blanket at to read a book. They also have music and movies in the summer at the park.”
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“Sit in this grassy area along the Grand River and take in the sights and sounds of Downtown GR. People watching is at its best on a nice day.”
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“If you are traveling with children, this is your playground. Splash pad in the summer. Close to Cherry Street restaurant district. (We often walk to the Green Well for dinner, and then head to Cherry Park to play. Ice cream optional.)”
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Park
“Amazing park. Right on the lake. Great walking trails. No swimming though :( ”
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“Nice size zoo with a wide variety of different animals and many indoor hands on exhibits.”
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