Icon Landmarks in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
East Grand Rapids is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area and is located on the shores of Reeds Lake. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,694. One fantastic thing about East Grand Rapids is its colorful history, evident in some important landmarks the town boasts. Learn more here.
Ramona Park, an amusement park owned and operated by the Grand Rapids Street Railway Company, was a destination spot for thousands of families between 1897 and 1955. It was widespread in those days for a public transportation company to own parks like it. They were known as trolley parks and were placed at the end of the line to attract or encourage the public transportation system. Learn more about Cascade, Michigan is an Outdoor Paradise.
Manhattan Beach was located on the north shore of the lake at the end of Pioneer Club Road. In 1884, Charles Seidel, boat builder and harbormaster on Reeds Lake, leased the land to create a bathing beach. In 1905, Thomas Reeds purchased and expanded the property into a more substantial beach resort. Katherine and Charles Morgan, Thomas Reed’s daughter, and son-in-law, continued to operate the facility until it closed and the property was sold in 1927.