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Highland Park

  • 700 College NE
  • Neighborhood:
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • (616) 456-3232

Est. 1873, with additions in 1911, 1912, & 1914

Alpinus and Melville Bissell and Benjamin Harland deeded the park’s original 3.5 acres to the city in 1873.  Added to at various times, the Grand Rapids Herald in 1912 reported that Highland was “destined to be a rival in beauty to John Ball Park”.

Coldbrook Creek is visible in the park. Highland Park used to have a 9 hole golf course, but some of the original park was taken to construct I-196.

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  • Park Type: City
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  • Park Type: City