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The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded in 2008, working closely with but separate from the city. Our mission is to identify specific park projects, mobilize people, and generate resources to protect, enhance, and expand the city's parks and public spaces.

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Canal Park

  • 941 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503  View Map
  • 4.41 acres

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Classified as a Community and Specialty Park, serving as the recreational and social focus of the whole city.  Canal Park runs along the eastern shore of the Grand River just north of Sixth St Park.

The park has easy access to the Grand River and was updated in 2001. A final section of trail connecting the park to Leonard was completed in 2014.

park amenities

  • City Owned Parks & Public Spaces
  • Paved Bike & Walking Trail
  • Playground -Uniform Surface
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms


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