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  John Ball Park

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John Ball Park is home to the John Ball Zoo.
A statue near the front of the zoo honors John Ball.

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Picnic and playground at John Ball Park.
Another playground at John Ball Park.

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Nessie sculpture in the pond at John Ball Park.
John Ball Park's swan boats are a fun activity during the summer.

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The Hilltop Pavillion at John Ball Park.
Playground near the Hilltop Pavillion.

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Kent Trails, a popular recreational trail, starts a short distance from John Ball Park.
The Zoo Administration Education Building at John Ball Park.

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Getting an upclose view of stingrays.
Riding a camel is a fun activity for kids.

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Chimpanzees at the zoo.
Walking path to sky trail and small animal exhibits.

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Snow leopard at John Ball Zoo.
Sky trail at John Ball Zoo.

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Grizzly bear cooling off in a pool of water.
Bennett's Wallaby.

  Belknap Park

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Statue of Charles Belknap, who served as aide to General Sheridan during the Civil War.
Tennis courts at Belknap Park.

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View of a baseball diamond at Belknap Park.
Griff's Icehouse is located at Belknap Park.

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Monument describing the Project 'X' landscape art located at Belknap Park.
Making the steep ascent up the Project 'X' path.

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View from the top of the Project 'X' hill.
Project 'X' is a walking path and landscape art feature at Belknap Park.

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Part of the Project 'X' trail at Belknap Park.

  Briggs Park

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Playground at Briggs Park.
Basketball court at Briggs Park.

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Entrance for Briggs Park's pool.
Briggs Park has a pool with a waterslide.

  Clemente Park

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The picnic shelter at Clemente Park has a painting of baseball hall-of-famer Roberto Clemente.
Clemente Park has a baseball diamond, north of the parking lot.

  Canal Park

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Canal Park has a nice playscape.
Canal Park is located along the Grand River and has a view of the downtown skyline.

  Coit Park

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Coit Park has two basketball courts.
A different view of a basketball court.

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A picnic area is located near the playground.
Sign for Coit Park.

  Fish Ladder Park

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The Fish Ladder allows fish to bypass the Grand River's dam.
A view of the dam.

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Another view of the Fish Ladder.
Sixth Street Bridge Park can be seen from Fish Ladder Park.

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A walking path starts near the Sixth Street Bridge, winds through Fish Ladder Park and continues south to GVSU's Eberhard Center.
Another view of the walking path.

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Restrooms at Fish Ladder Park.
Sign for Fish Ladder Park.

  Highland Park

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Highland Park has a large playground.
The sign for Highland Park.

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The soccer and football field at Highland Park.
Playground at Highland Park.

  Kenosha Park

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Basketball hoops at Kenosha Park.
Picnic shelter at Kenosha Park.

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Part of the playground at Kenosha Park.
Plaster Creek Trail starts at the edge of Kenosha Park.

  Lincoln Park

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Dafodils in bloom at Lincoln Park.
Tennis courts at Lincoln Park.

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Large playground at Lincoln Park.
Swimming pool and waterslide at Lincoln Park.

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Basketball hoops at Lincoln Park.
Baseball diamond at Lincoln Park.

  Mackay Jaycees Park

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Basketball courts at Mackay Jaycees Park.
A picnic shelter at Mackay Jaycees Park.

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Mackay Jaycees Park has several tennis courts.
Baseball diamond at Mackay Jaycees Park.

  Mary Waters Park

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Playground at Mary Waters Park.
A basketball court at Mary Waters Park.

  Martin Luther King Park

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Playground at Martin Luther King Park.
Playing tennis at Martin Luther King Park.

  Richmond Park

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Picnic area at Richmond Park.
Richmond Park has two baseball fields.

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Large waterslide and pool at Richmond Park.
Entrance to the pool at Richmond Park.

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A paved path at Richmond Park.
Tennis courts at Richmond Park.

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Playground at Richmond Park.
Sign for Richmond Park.

  Riverside Park

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Running on the trail at Riverside Park.
The south entrance to Riverside Park.

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Kayaking on the inland lake at Riverside Park during the spring.
The trail at Riverside Park is used by bicyclists, walkers and joggers.

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One of the many baseball diamonds at Riverside Park.
Riverside Park has several picnic shelters.

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Playground near the Riverbend Shelter at Riverside Park.
The disc golf course map.

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Soccer fields at Riverside Park.
Riverside Park has three boat launch areas with ramps for launching boats into the Grand River.

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Playground at Riverside Park.
Another picnic shelter at Riverside Park.

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Pedestrian bridge for the trail at Riverside Park.
Another bridge at Riverside Park.

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The trail at Riverside Park connects to the bike route along Monroe Avenue.
Cyclists can ride from Riverside Park to the White Pine Trail.

  Rosa Parks Circle

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Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids has an ice skating rink during the winter. During the summer, concerts are held at the band shell.

  Sixth Street Bridge Park

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Sixth Street Bridge dates to 1886. It's the oldest and longest metal bridge in Michigan.
Sixth Street Bridge Park has a small picnic shelter with a view of the Grand River.

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The dam on the Grand River and Fish Ladder Park are visible from the park.
A paved trail for winds through the park.

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Cyclists using the path at Sixth Street Bridge Park.
Another view from Sixth Street Bridge Park.

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Fishermen like to cast their lines near the dam and the boat launch ramp at Sixth Street Bridge Park.
Sixth Street Bridge Park has a shiny, unique sculpture.

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View of Sixth Street Bridge Park from I-196.

  Cascade Pathways

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Trail along road
Another Cascade Pathways trail

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Leslie Tassell Park
Statue at Tassell Park

  East Beltline Area

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Trail along East Beltline, near Calvin College
Trail south of I-96

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Trail north of I-96, near Meijer Gardens entrance
Frederik Meijer Gardens sign

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  Kent Trails

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Trail in Byron Center
Another view of trail

  Paul Henry Thornapple Trail

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Bowen Street Station Park trailhead
Trail sign

  Plaster Creek Trail

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Person walking on Plaster Creek Trail
Bridge along the trail

  Reed Lake Trail

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Jogger running on Reeds Lake Trail during winter
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  More of Grand Rapids

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The beautiful riverfront in downtown Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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The riverfront area at night.
Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team and hosts many concerts and events during the year.

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The downtown YMCA.
A snowy day near Grand Rapids Community College's campus.

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The B.O.B. is a downtown gathering spot.
The Grand River on a February day.

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located in downtown Grand Rapids.
DeVos Place hosts conventions and other events in downtown.

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