06 Oct 555 Monroe features Downtown Grand Rapids’ only skate and bike facility!
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The waterfront property at 555 Monroe Avenue in Downtown Grand Rapids served as a giant car park for decades. Now the nearly 4-acre site emerges as the epicenter of the local movement to revitalize the Grand River as a recreational place for people!
Grand Rapidians envision 555 Monroe as a central gathering spot at the water’s edge – a space that eventually offers front row seats to enjoy the namesake “rapids” the community aspires to restore in the Grand River.
While the incredibly complex work of returning whitewater rapids to the river and building a new park will take years to complete, 555 Monroe currently presents a real “lighter, quicker, cheaper” opportunity to experiment with new and fun ways to reinvent.
Currently, the space is home to #DowntownGR’s newest and only skate and bike facility.
The 14,000 sq ft facility designed by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids and AGA Nation. The facility features a diverse array of structures, including banked ramps, concrete slabs and rails for grinding at 555 Monroe Ave NW