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Winter West #1 Rescheduled: Downtown Grand Rapids

  • Richmond Park 1101 Richmond Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Join us downtown Grand Rapids at Richmond Park from 12pm-2:30pm for Winter West!

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 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 1/27 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.

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. An FGRP staff member will lead this event.

Richmond Park
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
12:00am - 3:00pm – 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

Mulick Park
12:00pm – 12:30pm Registration Sled Races
12:30pm Youth Sled Races, 1:20pm Winners announced
1:30pm Adult Sled Races, 2:00pm Winners announced
12:00pm - 3:00pm – Snowshoeing, Fat tire biking, Kids crafts
12:00pm – 2:30pm – Snowman building contest, Winners announced at 2:45pm
2:00 – 3:00 Tree ID & Walk

Go Here For More Details!

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

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Later Event: January 21
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