Get ready for a road trip and plenty of summer fun in Grand Rapids. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 13th and check out the giant Slip-n-Slide in Jenison.


Have fun in the sun and Slip N’s Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl at Rosewood Park. In addition to the star attraction, there will be children’s activities, kiddy water area, crafts, food, and more! The Slip-N-Slide event will be Saturday, August 13th from 12pm to 5pm. Tickets will be available soon and proceeds go to Never The Same, a national youth ministry cultivating a future of faith into high school and middle school students.


Rosewood Park is 15 minutes south of Grand Rapids and while you’re on the state’s west side, here are a few more activities to do.

  • Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park: The Garden and Sculpture Park is beautiful and expansive – wear walking shoes because there’s plenty to see. The Children’s Garden features a Great Lakes water table and tree fortress the littles will love.
  • John Ball Zoo: The John Ball Zoo has over 1,300 animals including lions, tigers, chimpanzees, and a red panda, indoor and outdoor exhibits, interactive experiences, and so much more. Your family can also put on some work boots and work side by side with a zookeeper to learn what it takes to care for the animals at the zoo.
  • Grand Rapids Children Museum: Cool off inside at a miniature world for kids of all ages (construction site, medical center, shopping center) with hands-on activities, the Grand Rapids Children Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon or an entire day.
  • Visit Lake Michigan: You don’t want to miss an opportunity to see one of the Great Lakes. Kirk Park is a great place to take in the water. Stretching along Lake Michigan’s shoreline for over 1/3 mile, this park boasts 68 acres of sandy beach, high bluffs and wooded dunes.