Your Spring Guide to Township Parks and Trails
If you are looking to get outside, consider exploring one of many parks and trails in the Township. Here is a quick guide to help you plan your outdoor activities.
The park features playground areas, picnic facilities, horseshoes and volleyball courts, a fishing pier, a 1-mile paved walking trail, and canoe, kayak, or small rowboat access (carry-in only).
The Township’s largest park offers mountain biking on Merrell Trail and access to soccer fields. Additionally, a BMX track and an archery center are operated on the park’s grounds.
D.W. Richardson Park
This park has three baseball diamonds, playground equipment, shuffleboard and basketball courts, and a pavilion available for rent. Call the Township at 616.363.9399 to make a reservation.
Grand Rogue Park
The Township’s newest park – opened in October 2020 – is located on 66 acres along the Grand and Rogue rivers. It features ponds, hiking trails and picnic areas, with additional amenities planned over the next five years.
Charles Weldon Veterans Memorial Park
The park was created in 2001 to honor Plainfield Township veterans. It typically is the spot for the Township's annual Memorial Day celebration.
Grand Isle Park
Located just off West River Drive, this 62-acre park offers nearly 3,000 feet of frontage along the Grand River. The park has an 18-hole disc golf course and often features a variety of wildlife in the wetland areas.
There are non-motorized trail systems that run through the Township. Click this map to see which trails are closest to you and the many more planned in the future.
For more information on parks and recreation opportunities in the Township, click here.