Wyoming is a large suburb of
Grand Rapids, Michigan
. The bustling community
has many stores, restaurants, and businesses, a majority of which are located along 28th Street, Burton Avenue, and South Division Avenue.
Trails and Bike Routes
Several trails for biking, walking, jogging, and rollerblading can be found in Wyoming.
- Wyoming Trail and Bike Route -
Starting near 60th Street, west of Division Avenue, this trail is a combination of paved trails and bike routes.
The path passes through residential areas, through Hillcroft Park and Kelloggsville Park, and near local shops and eateries. The bike route section along Prarie Parkway connects to Kent Trails just west of Byron Center Avenue.
In areas where there are bike lanes for cyclists, walkers and joggers can use the sidewalks.
- Kent Trails -
Stretching from Byron Center to the John Ball Park area of Grand Rapids, Kent Trails is one of the longest trails
in the Grand Rapids. A section of the Kent Trails
passes through Wyoming.
- Fred Meijer M-6 Trail -
The recreational trail follows the route of the M-6 expressway, and a portion of the trail passes through Wyoming.
- Buck Creek Nature Preserve Trail -
The paved trail borders Buck Creek, passing through wooded areas, and ends at Charles Lemery Park, near Byron Center Avenue.
- East-West Trail - The paved trails starts on the east side of Divison Avenue, just north of 52nd Street. The
trail goes east into Kentwood, crossing Eastern Avenue and Kalamazoo Avenue. It connects with the
Paul Henry Thornapple Trail.
- 52nd Street Trail - A paved trail on the north side of 52nd Street starts at Clyde Park Avenue
and goes west beyond Ivanrest Avenue. West of Byron Center Avenue, the trail connects to Kent Trails.
The 52nd Street Trail connects to a paved path on the west edge of Palmer Park, which goes north to 44th Street.
See the Western Section of the Fred Meijer M-6 Trail map
for a larger view of the route.
Wyoming has many public parks with athletic facilities, playgrounds, picnic areas, and much more.
- Battjes Park is a beautiful park with U-shaped lake that can be used for kayaking and
fishing. The park has a paved walking trail that connects to two fishing piers. Other features include
a basketball court, sand volleyball court, playscape, picnic shelter, restrooms, and baseball diamond.
- Charles Lemery Park is a well-maintained park that's east of Byron Center Avenue.
The tennis and basketball courts and ball fields at the park are very active during the summer.
Lemery Park also has a nice playground.
- Frog Hollow Park and Gezon Park are located near the Metro Health Village. Frog Hollow
Park has a large playground and a small picnic shelter. Gezon Park is home to several baseball diamonds.
- Lamar Park is a popular park, hosting baseball and softball games during the summer and
soccer games in the fall. The park's large shelter is used for get-togethers, and two large playgrounds
are favorites with kids. A paved trail is located on the west edge of the park.
- Hillcroft Park is a long narrow park, accessible from 32nd Street. A soccer field is located at the
front of the park. A playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms are located a short distance from the parking lot.
The trail/bike route that goes 60th Street to Prarie Parkway passes through the east side of the park.
- Ideal Park is a scenic park. A section of Buck Creak meanders through the park, and a
short paved trail connects portions of the park, which includes playgrounds, a picnic shelter, and baseball diamond.
- Kelloggsville Park is south of 50th Street and features a picnic shelter,
tennis court, basketball court, and playground. The trail/bike route that goes 60th Street to Prarie Parkway
is accessible on the east side of the park.
- Klingman's Park is a very small park on 28th Street that features a picnic area. The park is located
next to Klingman's Furniture (the old location for Roger's Department Store).
- Lions Park and 40th Street Park feature undeveloped open areas.
- Palmer Park has an 18-hole golf course, L.E. Kaufman Golf Course. Palmer Field is used during the summer
for softball games.
- Pinery Park hosts little league games during the summer and has several baseball/softball fields.
A sledding hill on the southeast corner of the park is popular with kids during the winter. The park also features
playgrounds, picnic areas, a tennis court, and basketball court.