Located at 7490 Thornapple River Drive, this small riverside park holds a good deal of Ada history. Softball has been played on Leonard Field since the 1940's. Back in the days when TV was new and there wasn't much to do, the ball games would pack in the spectators. Prior to 1930 the covered bridge was the main thoroughfare across the Thornapple River. The Covered Bridge is a reconstruction of the original bridge that was destroyed by fire in 1979.
The Township recently completed a new striped pedestrian crosswalk on Thornapple River Drive, at the entrance to Leonard Field Park and the Fase Street intersection. Barrier-free curb cuts and a short stretch of concrete sidewalk were installed, along with reflective white striping in the street.
- Softball Field
- Bike Path
- River Overlook Deck
- Ada Covered Bridge
The new striped crosswalk will enhance pedestrian safety at this busy crossing location, and will hopefully send a message to drivers to slow down and watch for those pedestrians and bikers.
*Dog Policy: Dogs must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after in all Township parks.
Please help to keep our parks and natural areas clean and safe for people and wildlife.