Johnson Park

Johnson Park – Enjoy the Outdoors With the Family

Johnson Park Walker MI is a great place to enjoy the outdoors with the family! It offers many amenities, including a baseball field, a disc golf course, playgrounds, and even a winter sledding hill.

The paved trail in Millennium Park connects to this park and offers an easy-paced ride for trike riders. Click for more.

Boat Launches

Located along the Grand River, this park offers a variety of recreational activities. The main area in the south part of the park, between Wilson Ave and Butterworth Dr, is more developed with picnic areas (including the open shelter, the historic shelter house, and restrooms), ball diamonds, playgrounds, a disc golf course, hiking/walking paths, and a winter sledding hill. The north portion of the park is hillier with wooded rolling hills and a scenic paved trail. The park also maintains a boat launch into Wabasis Lake, offering both personal launches and paddling programs that can be registered for on RecLink. Fishing is a popular activity in the Grand River and Lake Johnson, with black crappies and bluegills being the most common catch. The park also has a great variety of birding opportunities.


A shady park with plenty of open space and lovely shade trees, Johnson Park offers picnicking on a variety of benches and tables as well as the park’s historic enclosed shelter house. The large park also features an outdoor playground, ball diamonds, a spring and summer sledding hill, and a fun winter sledding hill.

A hiking/walking trail runs along the western portion of the park and wetlands. This western fork connects to Millennium Park and extends through the communities of Grand Rapids, Walker, Grandville, and Wyoming.

The north area of the park includes a wooded hilly area with a scenic paved trail. This area also hosts Old Settlers Picnics and the Henry Walker Memorial Building erected in 1912. The memorial was paid for with public conscription. More places to also visit by clicking here.

Disc Golf

Disc golf is a fun sport that is growing in popularity. It is similar to traditional golf, but instead of throwing a ball into fixed baskets, players throw discs into a variety of shaped holes.

Abbgy owns Great Lakes Disc and leads the local Disc Golfers United community, which raises funds to renovate disc golf courses in the area. He also organizes tournaments for disc golfers in the area.

The 18-hole course at Johnson Park is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, especially when the weather is nice. The park offers picnic areas, a historic shelter for events, baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, walking trails, and a winter sledding hill. The Kent Trails network passes through the park as well. It’s a great place to stretch your legs and get some exercise while enjoying Michigan’s one-of-a-kind scenery.


Johnson Park is huge and kids will love all the open space to run around. Two playgrounds are available (yellow and red), as well as lots of picnic areas. This is a clean park with plenty of shade trees. This park also connects to Millennium Park through the Kent Trails system for a long bike ride or nature walk.

The southern main portion of the park has wooded natural hiking trails and a river to fish along. This area has picnic areas, an open shelter and the historic shelter for rent, ball diamonds, playgrounds, and a winter sledding hill. The northern end of the park is hillier and features a popular disc golf course with 18 holes and a paved hiking trail that runs through the park.

Sledding Hill

A large hill at the eastern end of the park turns into a winter destination for sledding and tobogganing. Families also use the hill as a giant slip-n-slide in the summertime, so parking can be tight on popular sledding days.

The park features picnic areas, an open shelter for groups, a historic closed shelter for special events, ball diamonds, playgrounds, and an 18-hole disc golf course with a big hill for the last hole. The walking trails around the park are paved and offer an easy stroll.

The area attracts visitors year-round for outdoor recreation, including ice fishing, cross-country skiing on groomed trails, and a family sledding hill. It’s easy to see why this spot is the area’s most visited park! Browse the next article.


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