Nestled along the scenic Kettle River, Grand Forks City Park provides a hub for community activity with campground, water spray park, nationals quality BMX track, kids playground and area for a band shell and music.
The Grand Forks Municipal Campground is for tenting or a 40 ft. RV. There are hook ups for both electricity and water. From May 1 until Sep 30 there are clean showers, washrooms in the park and a free sani-dump located close to the camping area.
When visiting, or if you reside in Grand Forks, City Park is a wonderful spot to spend an hour, a day or longer! The Trans Canada Trail runs through the park alongside the Kettle River and on the west side off of Kettle River Drive. This walk is canopied by gorgeous deciduous trees, a cool relief in the hot days midsummer.
On this shady side of the park, beside the BMX track you will find a table to enjoy a picnic. In the early morning hours the deer pick this lush green spot to have a picnic of their own. Past the BMX track the trail veers to the right onto an asphalt path that links with the road that runs through the campsite encircling the entire park.
You’ll find lots of parking at City Park whether you’re there during the summer months for a quick swim in the river off the sandy beach or bringing the kids to the Tot Lot swings and slides providing year-round entertainment for kids, big or small. Picnic tables are placed throughout the park for your dining pleasure or maybe an escape from the office for an hour or two of paperwork in the sunshine.
Spray Park, newly opened in 2016
The Grand Forks Rotary Club approached the City in 2014 as a partner. Facilities are geared towards children and there are special design considerations for those with mobility issues. It opens in June every year and closes in September. It is adjacent to City Park which has playing fields, playgrounds, access to the Kettle River and picnic spots. Water from the Spray Park is reused by City crews for irrigation purposes.