The John Ball Park neighborhood is a very lively, green neighborhood with plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. The neighborhood is named after John Ball Zoo, which makes up the majority of the area, but that’s not the only green space the area has to offer. John Ball Park also has a stunning golf course, Lincoln Park, Baja Park, and more. The area also has plenty of commercial space including restaurants, coffee shops, and other various businesses. The community is walking distance from downtown but still offers a quiet environment to enjoy.

The John Ball Park neighborhood has some of our favorite local businesses:

  • Rise Authentic Baking Co: An adorable cafe offering great coffees, teas, and vegan and gluten-free sweet treats.
  • Joey’s Tavern: Classic Grand Rapids dive bar with bar games, snacks & drinks.
  • Mines Golf Course: A hilly public golf course with challenging holes, driving range, and bar.

If you’re looking for a neighborhood with ample green space and just minutes from downtown, reach out to May Group Realtors today. We’d be happy to help you find a new place to call home in the John Ball Park neighborhood.