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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.


Versluis Park

Year-Round fun abounds at Versluis Park! 

Versluis Park The Versluis Park playground and picnic area has been re-opened for your use and enjoyment. Stay tuned for further details regarding the upcoming 2017 season!

Location3650 Versluis Park NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Versluis Park was created on the shore of a 50 acre man-made lake and was designed to provide a fully accessible recreational experience.  Today, Versluis Park features playground areas, picnic facilities, horseshoes & volleyball, a gorgeous beach with a fishing pier and swimming areas protected by lifeguard stations, boating, and one mile of paved trail for casual walking. For the fishing enthusiast, Versluis hosts a large variety of fish in its lake: Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Croppies, Gar Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Sun Fish and Walleye.

Versluis Park's swimming beach is open from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM during the summer months starting May 28th  through Sunday, August 14th.  All other areas of Versluis Park are open from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM  The rest of the year, typically, when public schools are in session, Versluis Park maintains the hours of 7:00 AM - to sunset. No alcohol is permitted on the park's property.

Versluis Park Fees are charged ONLY for the summer when the beach is open for swimming. All purchases must be made in cash.

2016 - Park Entrance Fees (Summer Swim Season) CASH ONLY!
$3.00: per bicycle
$10.00: per car. No walk-ins allowed
$25.00: (Resident) Season Pass *see requirements below*
$70.00: (Non-Resident) Season Pass
Commercial Vehicles ... $3.00 per person

*Season passes must be purchased at the park. A Driver's License is required to purchase said season pass and the sticker must be affixed to the vehicle's windshield at the time of purchase. Walk-ins are not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE:  Buses are NOT allowed unless prior arrangements have been scheduled with the Parks & Recreation Department. Call 616-363-9399 or .

The entrance fee for a bus load is $3.00 per person.

Other Township Parks you may enjoy:

Plainfield Charter Township and the Parks & Recreation Department received the prestigious "da Vinci Award" for the innovative, all-inclusive design of Versluis Park. Read More...

The Picnic and Playground area at Versluis Park


For more images from Versluis Park:

The Swimming Beach
Picnic/Playground Area
Fishing Pier
Full Access Ramp
Grounds and Landscaping

Plainfield Township Park Rules
Versluis Beach Rules

Map of our Township Parks


The Swimming Beach (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)

Perfect for cooling off during those hot days of summer, the sandy beach at Versluis Park is great for family fun. Fully staffed beach / life guards, playgrounds, restrooms, and barrier free access.

The Fishing Pier (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)


Young and old alike can catch their limit from the Versluis Fishing Pier. Barrier free wheelchair access, safety rails, and seating make for an enjoyable family experience. A large variety of fish are maintained in Versluis Lake: Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Croppies, Gar Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Sun Fish and Walleye.

The Picnic and Playgrounds Area (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)


Versluis has a large picnic area with a playground, picnic tables, volleyball court, BBQ's,  and a 1 mile paved trail to walk off the excess hotdogs.


  Beach Accessibility Ramp (Click on thumbnail image for a larger picture)


Park accessibility features include:

  • Beach access consisting of a deck, transfer step/backrest, shade trellis and seating
  • Lake access from a wheelchair ramp and transfer-step system down to the water
  • Water-side viewing via a 300' boardwalk with railing design that is sensitive to user sight-lines
  • Fishing access from a floating pier that has seating and wheelchair accessible fishing stations

When the Versluis Park Project was first conceived, the township wanted an Inclusive Design that would create a fully accessible park all residents could enjoy.  How well they succeeded was published online by the National Center on Accessibility of Indiana University in April, 2002. You can read the article here.


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