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January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



WinterWest is a winter fun series that are free events in collaboration with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Rec Department and neighborhood associations to encourage outdoor park engagement during the chilly winter months.

The event is family friendly and includes ice skating, snowshoeing, sled races, snowman building contest, fat tire biking, nature walk and food trucks.  The 2018 WinterWest takes place at two different parks this winter.  Join us on Jan. 20th at Richmond Park and on Jan. 27th at Mulick Park.

Sled Races
Sled races will be organized for youth and adults in separate races. For both divisions, prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Most Creative Sleds and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Distance.  At the start of each division, team members will line up to create a parade of sleds at the top of the hill.

Snowman Contest
Participants must provide their own supplies- i.e. Scarf, Carrot, Snowman/ Snow-Woman accessories, tools. Judging will take place at 2 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the Largest Snowman, Most Creative, and Prettiest. The contest is open to all families, individuals, and local organizations.

Snowshoe through the trails of Richmond Park and throughout the park at Mulick.  Snowshoes provided by Blandford Nature Center who will be facilitating and supervising the snowshoe activities.

Fat Tire Bike
Fat tire bikes will be available from Central District Cyclery to ride through the trails of the park.

Kids Crafts/Activities
Crafts and games will be facilitated in the lodging area of the park.

Nature Walk and Tree ID
Learn to identify a tree simply by the kinds of buds it produces. An FGRP staff member will lead this event.


Richmond Park

10:00 – 11:00 am Registration Sled Races
11:00 am Youth Sled Races, 11:40 am Winners announced
12:00 pm Adult Sled Races, 12:30 pm Winners announced
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Snowshoeing, Fat tire biking, Kids crafts
10:00 am – 2:30 pm – Snowman building contest, Winners announced at 2:45 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm Tree ID & Walk

Mulick Park – CANCELLED

12:00 – 12:30 am Registration Sled Races
12:30 am Youth Sled Races, 1:20 am Winners announced
1:30 pm Adult Sled Races, 2:00 pm Winners announced
12:00 am – 3:00 pm – Snowshoeing, Fat tire biking, Kids crafts
12:00 am – 3:00 pm – Snowman building contest, Winners announced at 2:45 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm Tree ID & Walk


The event is free to the public.

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January 20, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Richmond Park
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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