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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


     Department of
Parks And Recreation
 Parks and Recreation Staff

Director of Public Works

Director of Community Development

Bob Craig

Park Supervisor

Administrative Assistant


Parks and Recreation Offices
5205 Plainfield Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 363-9399
(616) 364-1199 fax
 Township Park Hours:

All Plainfield Charter Township Parks are open from 7:00 AM to sunset year round, except Versluis Park.

Versluis Park (swimming beach ONLY) hours are 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. All other areas of Versluis Park are open from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM during the summer months starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. The rest of the year, typically, when public schools are in session, Versluis Park maintains the hours of 7:00 AM to sunset.

The Swimming Beach at Versluis Park is open during the Summer months starting on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and closes at a date to be posted at the end of August.

To ensure that our parks are kept clean and safe, please observe these
park rules.

 State and County Parks

County Parks;
Kent County maintains three parks within Plainfield Township.

State Parks
The White Pine Trail State Park is popular year-round destination.  Built on an abandoned rail bed that cuts through Plainfield Township, it is popular with hikers, bicyclists, and nature lovers.

Plainfield Charter Township's Parks & Recreation Department receives the da Vinci Award for the All-Inclusive design of Versluis Park. Click here.





Versluis Park Please note that Versluis Park and playground is open from Sunrise to Sunset but the Swim Beach is closed until next summer.

The Parks & Recreation Department is a part-time office. Our purpose is to find and develop property for public use.

Plainfield Charter Township maintains community parks scattered throughout the township.  Some, like Versluis and the D. W. Richardson parks, are multi-use complexes, but most are designed for the enjoyment of local residents.  Our park system offers a wide range of recreational uses, including sport fields, swimming and fishing, playgrounds, picnics and family outings, or simply as a great place to enjoy a good book on a warm summer day.

Our parks system includes:

3650 Versluis Park Drive
(616) 363-9399

Versluis Park Page
Township Parks Map

A da Vinci Award winner
for its All-Inclusive design.

Sandy beach with swimming (seasonal), lifeguards, fishing pier, picnic area, playground equipment, paved walking path, restrooms, horseshoes and volleyball.

Park Entrance Fees: $10.00… per car. No walk-ins allowed.

Season Passes:
Plainfield Charter Township residents... $25.00 per year
Non-Residents... $70.00 per year
Commercial vehicles... $3.00 per person

The season pass can be purchased at the park. A Driver’s License is required to purchase a season pass and the sticker must be affixed to the vehicle’s windshield at time of purchase.


Corner of Jupiter and Belmont Ave
  Map | Webpage

A beautiful park with a purpose: honoring Plainfield Township’s veterans.  The Veterans Memorial Park grew out of the corner of Belmont and Jupiter Avenues, which was struck by a small tornado and then cleared of fallen trees in 2001.


5255 Grand River Drive
(616) 363-9399

  Map | Webpage

3 baseball diamonds, shuffleboard court, basketball, playground and pavilion.  The Plainfield Senior and Community Center is located at the DW Richardson Park.

For more information about the Senior & Community Center, including renting it for your event, click here. Please note that the Pavilion is not available for rent from October thru April.


4060 Ambrose Drive
  Map | Webpage

Nature park with pond, boardwalk, small pavilion and playground equipment.


2952 Gold Dust Drive
  Map | Webpage

1/5 mile paved track and playground equipment.
Parking is not available.


2116/2124 Airway Drive
  Map | Webpage

Neighborhood park with a baseball diamond and playground.


4315 Northgate Drive
  Map | Webpage

Neighborhood park with playground equipment and one baseball diamond. Parking is not available.


6205 Packer Drive
  Map | Webpage

One small baseball diamond and parking.


3277 Indian Drive/West River Drive
  Map | Webpage

Two baseball diamonds, one soccer field, boat ramp and Grand River public access.  Parking is available.


2268 Edgewater Drive/Dade Street
  Map | Webpage

Undeveloped park on the northwest shore of Dean Lake.



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