Sports, Leisure and Water in Grand Rapids
Whether you want to watch or play, Grand Rapids is a great place to be active. Considered one the best walking cities, Grand Rapids is also great for biking and hiking, and was rated the sixth most popular fishing city in the U.S. by Field and Stream
Cannonsburg Bike Trails
offers six miles of mountain biking trails.
Egypt Valley Bike Trails
offers seven miles of mountain biking trails and is also open to hikers.
Fifth Third River Bank Run
features the largest 25K road race in the country, plus a 10K run, a 5K run, a 5K walk and junior events.
The Grand Rapids Fish Ladder
is a series of stair-step concrete pools that allow fish to bypass a dam on their journey upstream toward Lansing. A specially designed viewing structure allows visitors to see fish as they pass by.
The Grand Rapids Griffins
belong to the American Hockey Association.
The Grand Rapids YMCA
offers a variety of programs, sports, and club opportunities for the whole family.
The Grand Valley State Lakers
compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, having won numerous national championship titles and Directors Cups since 2002.
The John Ball Zoo has over 1,100 animals representing the wilds of Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and the United States.
offers 1,500 acres of urban green space.
MVP Sports Spot
offers the Grand Rapids community quality indoor youth soccer instruction, indoor youth and adult soccer league play, and other indoor field sports and events.
Patterson Ice Center
is a premier skating facility for recreation, figure skating, hockey, and speed skating.
Robinette’s Bike Trails
offers daily and year-round passes.
Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink
is open throughout the winter for outdoor ice skating.
The Courthouse Athletic Fitness Center
is a private facility for indoor basketball, volleyball, and fitness activities. A wide variety of programs for both children and adults are offered.
West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition is a non-profit grassroots group, dedicated to developing non-motorized trails and greenways throughout West Michigan.
The West Michigan Whitecaps
is a minor-league baseball team.
Kent County Parks Foundation, founded in 1999, is as a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding and improving land, protecting the environment and preserving open space in KentCounty. We support the mission of the Kent County Parks Department, which is currently responsible for 38 parks totaling 6712 acres as well as four regional trails.
Grand Rapids has a variety of golf courses for every skill level:
Boulder Creek Golf Club
Broadmoor Country Club
Cascade Hills Country Club
Centennial Country Club
Egypt Valley Country Club
Indian Trails Golf Course
Kent Country Club
Quail Ridge Golf Club
Saskatoon Golf Club
The Meadows Golf Club (GVSU)
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Watermark Country Club