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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

Versluis 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 of Plainfield Charter Township's Parks are open from 7:00 AM to sunset year-round, with the exception of Versluis Park.

Versluis Park's (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 season which begins the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and ends in August (official date changes each season. Check the Versluis page for more detailed information on the season and any other park changes). During the off-seasonof the year, Versluis Park's hours are from 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. Be sure to check the Versluis Park Page for updates about the park

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 a popular destination for 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.





Park News Most of our parks are "resting" right now as the weather gets cooler, but there's still plenty to do and plenty to enjoy before the snow hits!

For a community to thrive, there must be dedicated spaces for recreation. These spaces provide us the opportunity to unwind, destress and recharge. Plainfield Charter Township's Parks and Recreation Department recognizes this and works diligently to support and develop recreational areas and activities for the community of Plainfield Township. In an effort to more effectively do so, the Parks and Recreation Master plan was established and is updated every five years. Click HERE to download and read the Parks and Recreation Department's Master Plan for 2015-2019!

Plainfield Charter Township maintains several community parks scattered throughout the township.  Some, such as Versluis and the D. W. Richardson parks, are multi-use complexes, however most are simply designed for the enjoyment of our local residents.  Our park system offers a variety of recreational accoutrements, including sports fields, lakes, great fishing, playgrounds, picnic spaces, and beautiful destinations for family outings personal breaks from the hustle and bustle of daily life!

Our parks system includes:

Plainfield Senior-Community Center
5255 Grand River Drive NE
  Map | Webpage

The Senior-Community Center functions primarily as a meeting space for the Northview Senior Citizens, but can also be rented out for family gatherings and small parties. Check out the website for more information!


2116/2124 Airway Drive
  Map | Webpage

Neighborhood park with a baseball diamond and playground. To rent the fields, please contact Cathy Beattie at Buildings & Grounds (616) 363-9399.


4060 Ambrose Drive
  Map | Webpage

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


2268 Edgewater Drive/Dade Street
  Map | Webpage

Undeveloped park on the northwest shore of Dean Lake.


3277 Indian Drive/West River Drive
  Map | Webpage

Two baseball diamonds, one soccer field, boat ramp and Grand River public access.  Parking is available. To rent the fields, please contact Cathy Beattie at Buildings & Grounds (616) 363-9399.


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. To rent the fields, please contact Cathy Beattie at Buildings & Grounds (616) 363-9399.


2952 Gold Dust Drive
  Map | Webpage

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


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.To rent the fields, please contact Cathy Beattie at Buildings & Grounds (616) 363-9399.


Premier Park Page

One of Plainfield Township's finest and most active parks host to several groups: West Michigan Archery Center (with indoor Olympic-style archery range), Rock City BMX, and Merrell Trails (with 10+ miles of gorgeous mountain-biking trails). The park also features eight baseball/softball fields grouped into two “quads,” each complete with a concession and restroom building; multi-use soccer fields, a sledding hill, fields featuring a pegged base system and flexible fencing to accommodate various sizes, and parking for 400+ vehicles. The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation Championship Field - a 385-foot fenced field provides seating for 1,000 in covered grandstands, plus a press box, concession area and restrooms Donor Plaza with engraved bronze inlaid bats, baseballs and softballs to support the complex Nate Hurwitz Miracle League Field with custom-designed, rubberized turf to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and other assistance devices.

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 permitted.

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

Season passes may 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.



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