Millennium Park is one of our nation’s largest urban parks with portions in Grand Rapids, Walker, Grandville and Wyoming. With 1,400 acres of rolling terrain and six miles of frontage on the Grand River, the park is rich in natural resources, featuring unique habitats and large natural areas for wildlife to thrive. Facilities within the park include a six-acre beach and splashpad, boat rental facilities, nearly 18 miles of trails, and other diverse opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
1415 Maynard Ave SW
Walker, MI 49534-7022
May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Beach Hours and Info
Picnics & Group Events
Millennium Park two open picnic shelter that are available for picnics and other group which can be reserved for a fee. The park also offers smaller open shelters that are always available first-come, first-served. One of these is within the beach area and the other is at the northern edge of the main recreation area, near the volleyball court. Visitors will also find several clusters of picnic tables through the main recreation area that are all available without reservations.
Cross Country Skiing & Winter Sports
Some trails are groomed for cross country skiing, fat tire biking, and hiking. These trails are weather dependent. A loop around the recreation core is plowed for walkers. These trails are only maintained during the week.
Hiking, Biking & More
Millennium Park offers an extensive network of trails totaling about 18 miles in length, all within the boundaries of park’s 1,400 acres. Most trails at Millennium Park are open to foot traffic, bikes, roller blades and other human-powered devices.
Beach & Splashpad
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A highlight and favorite destination in Millennium Park is the six-acre sand beach with its large splashpad. There is a daily admission fee to enter the beach and splashpad area and season passes are available for purchase.
A full size basketball court is available first-come, first-served at the northeast end of the main recreation area. To find it, park in the first lot you come to after entering at the main drive.
At the DeVos Family Boathouse, we offer kayaks, paddle boats, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards for rent.
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Cross Country Skiing & Fat Bike Trails
Millennium Park isn’t just a place for summertime activities – The trails are also busy in the winter, with cross country skiers, snowshoe hikers, bikers, and even snow runners! The main recreation area of the park is closed in winter, but we do offer an off-season parking lot on the east side of Maynard Ave. The trailhead at Butterworth and O’Brien is also open in the winter for parking. Please note that all restrooms in the park are closed between November 1 and April 30.
All of the lakes at the park are open to regular fishing. However, ice fishing is not allowed anywhere in the park. There are also some restrictions on fishing locations along shorelines near the main recreation area. These are shown on the first page of the park map. Throughout the park, you’ll find observation and fishing decks providing easy access to open water.
Most of Millennium park’s 1,400 acres are in a natural state, and are easy to explore through the park’s extensive network of trails. In addition to forests and open fields, you’ll also find several large lakes and wetland areas that are great places for watching wildlife. The Hansen Nature Trail at the corner of Butterworth and Riverbend Drives is an easy loop for hiking and features scenic views of a small lake and nearby wetlands. Millennium park allows you to immerse yourself in the remote feeling of exploring the wilderness – All the while, you’re right on the edge of town!
Kids’ City is a sprawling play area with three large separate play structures all in one place. You’ll also find swing sets and a small shaded structure for toddlers. Kids’ City is near both of the open picnic shelters, and is easy to reach from parking lots A and B, between the entry to the park’s main recreation area and the beach. In addition, the park also offers a unique climbing structure and play area for kids in the beach area.
You’ll find two sand volleyball courts in the main recreation area. One is at the north end of the recreation area, near parking lot A. The other is inside the beach area to the far right as you’re facing the lake.
About Millennium Park
Planning for the park was launched in the year 2000. As a regional celebration of our nation’s millennium, the park is an ambitious project to eventually reclaim 1,500 acres of heavily-used land for public recreation. Now stretching between Johnson Park and John Ball Park, Millennium Park offers an abundance of land to explore and outdoor activities to enjoy.