Gunn Park

Gunn Park is a highly developed model community park located north of Grand Rapids along Highway 38, the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway. It is located on the shores of Prairie Lake in Arbo Township.

This park was developed and managed by the Blandin Paper Company in the 1960’s. The Blandin Paper Company included several experimental plots of evergreen trees in the park. These plots of trees will need to be inventoried and evaluated as a part of the park planning process.
Gunn Park encompasses 50 acres of red and white pine, spruce and aspen forest.

Facilities located in Gunn Park include modern flush toilets and a large parking area.

Ball Fields


Several baseball and softball fields are located in this park. The Little League organization has ownership and management of these facilities. A cooperative agreement has been worked out between the Park System and Little League, for use of one of the ball fields by the public.

Fishing Pier


A fishing pier is located in the park providing users with a facility for fishing in the lake.

Pavilion


Gunn Park has a beautiful stone and wood pavilion that can be reserved for large group activities. It is an open-air facility with a built in fireplace and numerous picnic tables. For reservations call 218-326-0032.

Picnic Area


The Park is equipped with several picnic tables providing a large day use area for families and individuals. A small set of playground equipment is also located near the picnic area and pavilion. Large pine trees, benches, and flowerbeds frame the scenic setting.