Highland Park


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park amenities

  • Ball Diamond
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming Pool -Closed
  • City Owned Parks & Public Spaces
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Soccer Field

Est. 1873, with additions in 1911, 1912, & 1914

Alpinus and Melville Bissell and Benjamin Harland deeded the park’s original 3.5 acres to the city in 1873. ¬†Added to at various times, the Grand Rapids Herald in 1912 reported that Highland was “destined to be a rival in beauty to John Ball Park”.

Coldbrook Creek is visible in the park. Highland Park used to have a 9 hole golf course, but some of the original park was taken to construct I-196.

The park is also a pollinator oasis.