Palmer Park

Palmer Park offers more than 300 acres of greenspace within the City of Wyoming, including a wooded main recreation area that is popular for group picnics and events. Paved and natural-surfaced trails allow visitors to explore the park’s expansive forest and wetlands. Palmer Park is also home to the Kaufman Golf Course, which can be accessed from Clyde Park Avenue. Kaufman has an exceptional 18 hole course and driving range that are open to the public.


Address

1275 52nd St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Directions

Hours

May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Off-Season Information

Cross-Country Skiing

In the winter, Palmer Park and Kaufman Golf Course switch gears to become one of the best cross-country skiing sites in the Grand Rapids area. Skiers will find three groomed loops of roughly two miles each, winding through wooded areas of the park and more open terrain in the golf course.

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Kaufman Golf Course

Kaufman Golf Course is open to the public, featuring 18 holes, a driving range, and putting green. Golfers can purchase individual passes, season passes or punch cards. We also offer discounts for seniors and some students. Click below to see our rates and learn more.

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Group Events

Palmer Park can accommodate a wide variety of group events, with six picnic areas and two unique open shelters.

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Baseball
 
 
Cross-Country Skiing
Fishing  
 
 
Golf


Picnicking


Playgrounds 
  
 
Trails
 
 
Please Note: The drive near Buck creek south has been re-routed to the entrance to the open shelter parking lots in a recent project update.

Baseball & Softball

A ball diamond with ample parking is available near open picnic shelter A. From the park’s main drive, take the first two rights to reach the parking lot.

Cross Country Skiing

In the winter, Palmer Park and Kaufman Golf Course switch gears to become one of the best cross-country skiing sites in the Grand Rapids area. Skiers will find three groomed loops of roughly two miles each, winding through wooded areas of the park and more open terrain in the golf course. The trails offer flatter areas and hills and valleys for a varied experience. All routes begin at the Kaufman clubhouse so use the golf course entrance, the Palmer Park Drive will be locked in the winter.
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Fishing

Buck Creek passes through Palmer Park from the southeast corner of the park to the northwest on its route to the Grand River. Within the park, fragile wetlands surround much of the creek but fishing opportunities are available off bridges and drier creek banks.

Playgrounds

Palmer Park has two large play structures for active kids, convenient to the picnic areas, parking and restrooms. One is located adjacent to open shelter A at the edge of the ball diamond field. The other is centrally located in the woods near the restrooms, between the “B” and “C” picnic areas.

Trails

A variety of paved and natural-surfaced trails are available for exploring the park. The paved Buck Creek Trail is multi-use and runs along the park’s west edge, connecting 44th St to 52nd St. A narrower paved loop trail is available from the parking lot on the park’s main drive. Interconnected pathways and loops also explore wetlands east of the drive and a creek tributary south of the ball diamond.

All the trails at Palmer are closed to motorized uses except for golf carts on the cart paths at Kaufman Golf Course. The trails are also closed to equestrians. Bike use is only allowed on the paved Buck Creek Trail.

Palmer Park