Acquired from the State of Michigan in 1924, Gordon Park was the first park in the Kent County Parks system. Due to its location on Northland Drive, the park quickly became a popular stopover for travelers. Today, its open tree canopies and scenic natural areas make it a favorite park for picnicking. Gordon Park also serves as a trailhead for the Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail.
17150 Northland Dr
Sand Lake, MI 49343
May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Picnic Area Reservations
For group picnics, Gordon Park offers three picnic areas in a peaceful, lightly wooded setting. The picnic areas can accommodate up to 125 people each. A restroom facility is centrally located within the park.
The playground at Gordon Park is located near the south parking lot and picnic area A3.
Trailhead for White Pine Trail
The Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail passes right by Gordon Park, on the other side of Northland Drive. Trail users should use the park’s north parking lot. At the north end of the lot a trail leads to a marked crossing on Northland Drive and then across to the White Pine Trail.