Winter fun

Richmond Park is a cold-weather destination.
antique photo of women sleding at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids
A group of women enjoying Richmond Park's popular sledding hill. Courtesy City of Grand Rapids, Parks and Recreation

Established in 1915, Richmond Park always has been the park to go to for Grand Rapidians during the winter months. Back in the day, Richmond Park had a toboggan sled chute and even a ski lift. While those amenities have been removed, there still is a lot of fun to be had during the winter.

Nature trails topped with snow make for the perfect place to cross-country ski or strap on your snowshoes for a calming hike. There’s even a sled hill for little ones and adults alike to enjoy while braving the cold.

Richmond Park also is the site of WinterWest, an annual winter festival full of fun and excitement. Sled races, food trucks, kids crafts and snowman-building contests make winter in Grand Rapids a dream come true. See the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks website for WinterWest dates and times.

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