Things To Do In John Ball Park


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  • Westside Fitness
    Strength equipment, cardio machines, and a fully loaded aerobic room occupy most of Westside Fitness's 20,000 square feet of space. That's where fitness classes such as outdoor bootcamp, CardioCombo, Pilates, and HIIT Kick work exercisers into a sweat. While members power through classes, children keep busy under the watchful eyes of the staff at Kids Stay-N-Play. And after a workout or personal training session, clients can treat themselves to a massage or tan.
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    1618 Leonard St NW (Located 3 doors down from Subway)
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Louie's Bar & Rocket Lounge
    Louie's Bar & Rocket Lounge BBQ are two adjacent hangouts with complementary moods and menus. Nightly drink specials and live music get the party going at Louie's, where bar goers can step out on the dance floor or cheer on their favorite sports team by playing catch with the HD televisions. Those with increasingly loud stomachs can commission a cornbread pulled-pork slider or other snack from Rocket Lounge, where chefs specialize in a one-of-a-kind genre of fusion barbecue. Unable to decide on a single style, Rocket cooks marry the spicy sweetness of Texan fare to the smokiness of Kansas City kitchens, yielding tender brisket, rib tips, and chopped beef. Savored by the bar at Louie's or in the checkered-tile interior of Rocket, each bite of barbecue satisfies while pairing well with frothy, cold brews.
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    608 Bridge St NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
    Basketball courts in newly built facilities echo with youthful excitement near the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids' on-site sports medicine center. Groups of boys and girls in grades first through seventh, divided based on age, converge one day each week to practice basketball basics such as dribbling, passing, and harmonizing their squeaking sneakers. Pupils gather every Saturday to test their newfound abilities in a friendly match with another team amidst waves of applause and encouragement from families and coaches. Before the season begins, complimentary T-shirts give players a sense of belonging and help bolster wardrobes rendered obsolete by growth spurts. Schedules will vary according to age groups and coaches, and teams welcome basketball novices, intermediate players, and referees hoping to learn how the whistle works.
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    475 Lake Michigan Dr NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Franks Sun City Fitness
    At Franks Knockout Fitness, former professional boxer Frank Perez trains his students like prize fighters. That means plenty of punching-bag work, jump-rope work, interval-training circuits, and Rocky quotes. The result is a full-body workout that improves cardio fitness, tones muscle, and teaches self-defense techniques. You don't have to be a pro fighter to sign up for a class, though. Perez welcomes all experience and fitness levels.
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    445 Bridge St NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • B.O.B.'s Brewery
    Michigan Brewers Guild founding member and B.O.B.'s Brewery brewmaster John Svoboda has a passion for crafting batches of flavorful Michigan-made beer. At the brewpub, friendly servers dole out frosty drafts of specialty beers such as Robert the Barrel bourbon-barrel ale, Wit Rabbit Belgian wit, or the Full On IPA. Guests pair their mugs of ale with hearty gourmet pub fare such as smoked pork shoulder, Angus-beef hot dogs, and ale-battered onion rings, garnished with housemade mustards and hot sauces.
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    20 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
    Although officially founded in 1930, the Grand Rapids Symphony's history stretches back to 1917 when an enterprising group of local musicians began practicing together and holding regular concerts. In the years since, the ensemble has retained this self-starter mentality while growing into one of the nation's preeminent regional orchestras. Always asserting its idiosyncratic individuality, the organization earned a 2007 Grammy nomination for its collaboration with flamboyant electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant and the ire of conductors for its rule that all batons should be able to shoot sparks.
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    303 Monroe NW
    Grand Rapids, MI US
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