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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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Lincoln Park

  • 1120 Bridge St NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504  View Map
  • 12.59 acres
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Est. 1873

The City purchased land for Lincoln Park for $11,000 in 1873 and named the park for President Abraham Lincoln. The park was best known for its beautiful trees and accessibility for the city’s West Siders. It was often suggested to connect Lincoln with John Ball Park via a scenic boulevard, and a formal plan for such a connection was made in 1904, though never undertaken.

Lincoln Park is currently (fall 2014) going through a park concept plan process – learn more

park amenities

  • Basketball Court
  • Enclosed Shelterhouse -With Restroom
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool -Closed
  • City Owned Parks & Public Spaces
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts


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