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  • Dates:  January 13, 2018
    January 20, 2018
  • Next Occurrence Jan 13, 2018
  • Times:  Starts at 10:00 AM
  • Location:  Richmond Park & Mulick Park
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Price Per Person:  Free

Winter West is a winter fun series that are free events in collaboration with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Rec Department and neighborhood associations to encourage outdoor park engagement during the chilly winter months.

The event is family friendly and includes ice skating, snowshoeing, sled races, snowman building contest, fat tire biking, nature walk and food trucks. 2018 Winter West takes place at two different parks this winter. Join us on 1/13 at Richmond Park and at 1/20 at Mulick Park.

Sled Races
Sled races will be organized for youth and adults in separate races. For both divisions,
prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Most Creative Sleds and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for
At the start of each division, team members will line up to create a parade of sleds at the
top of the hill.

Ice Skating
An ice skating rink will be set up with ice skates available onsite from Ace Hardware.

Snowman Contest
Participants must provide their own supplies- i.e. Scarf, Carrot,
Snowman/ Snow-Woman
accessories, tools. Judging will take place at 2 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the Largest
Snowman, Most Creative, and Prettiest. The contest is open to all families, individuals,
and local organizations.

Snowshoe through the trails of Richmond Park and throughout the park at Mulick.
Snowshoes provided by Blandford Nature Center who will be facilitating and supervising
the snowshoe activities.

Fat Tire Bike
Fat tire bikes will be available from Central District Cyclery to ride through the trails of
the park.

Kids Crafts/Activities
Crafts and games will be facilitated in the lodging area of the park.

Nature Walk and Tree ID
Learn to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces. A FGRP staff member
will lead this event.

10:00am – 11:00am Registration Sled Races
11:00am Youth Sled Races, 11:40am Winners announced
12:00pm Adult Sled Races, 12:30pm Winners announced
10:00am - 3:00pm – Ice skating, Snowshoeing, Fat tire biking, Kids crafts
10:00am – 2:30pm – Snowman building contest, Winners announced at 2:45pm
2:00 – 3:00 Tree ID & Walk

The event is free to the public. Event sponsorships available.

  • Times:  Starts at 10:00 AM
  • January 13, 2018 to January 20, 2018
  • Richmond Park & Mulick Park
  • Free