About This Map

Investment data last updated .

On November 5, 2013, residents of Grand Rapids voted in favor of a dedicated property millage for capital and pool operations, and major repair and rehabilitation of parks and playgrounds. The 7-year millage runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2020. This map show the parks of the City of Grand Rapids and the tax dollars invested in each one thus far.

Types of parks

Notice by the layer gadget in the upper-right corner that there are four types of parks: Community, Mini, Neighborhood, and Regional. These are color-coordinated with the markers on the map, as well as with the list of parks on the left side. The definition of each type of park is as follows:

Neighborhoods

The upper-right layer gadget also allows you to view neighborhood boundaries. When you select Neighborhoods, you will see a legend in the lower-left corner explaining the meaning of the various colors of the neighborhoods. Additionally, when you hover over (or "touch" on mobile devices) any neighborhood, that neighborhood's details will show in this legend.

Wards

The City of Grand Rapids has 3 wards (representational boundaries created by City government), that will show when this layer is selected. This layer works much like the neighborhood layer, explained above.