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 179 acres of public-use land. This includes approximately 72 acres of currently undeveloped land for future recreational space.
- Park Rules and Regulations
- Michigan Boating Laws Boating Laws Handbook
- Map of Parks and Athletic Facilities
- Information About Reeds Lake
- Parks and Recreation Community Plan
- Park Locations and Amenity List
- Wifi in our parks
Manhattan ParkThis is our largest City park (46 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 rustic nature trails. Sledding during the winter on a smaller and larger hill. Natural area with rustic trails.
Waterfront ParkWaterfront 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. The popular Reeds Lake Trail runs through the property. The park features a 425-foot floating boardwalk system, giving a unique perspective on the lake shore environment.
Hodenpyl WoodsThe 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 & Dog ParkThis 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. In 2023 a Community Dog park was constructed which includes a large dog off-leash area, a small dog off-leash area, drinking fountains and dog waste bag dispensers.
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.