How to weigh in on proposed improvements for Riverside Park

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you live in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood or are just fan of the city’s parks, you still have time to provide input on improvements to Riverside Park.

From the Grand Rapids Engagement Hub website, you’re able to vote on possible improvements that you believe may benefit your park experience.

Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Director David Marquardt joined the WOOD TV8 Live Desk Tuesday to share draft plan recommendations for Riverside Park that are under public review.

“Given the size of this park, the fact that it acts like a regional park, the more voices that we have in determining its ultimate outcome, the better,” Marquardt said.

Draft plans for Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. (Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation via David Marquardt)

In the draft plan above, orange dots detail the proposed changes, including renovated restrooms, an improved boat launch parking, a fenced off-leash dog area, a river amphitheater and much more.​

Blue dots indicate features already in the park, like the youth baseball complex, disc golf and parking.

The survey is open through Oct. 31. Marquardt says you can find the survey through multiple outlets:

“You can find it through the Parks and Rec social media channels, our Facebook page, our Instagram page; both have links to this survey,” he added.

The links will take you to this interactive survey on a city website.

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