My PerkPass Experience

By Janice Greer, Administrative Assistant - Engagement

This fall, my family and I enjoyed a free trip to Frederick Meijer Gardens – through Kent District Library’s PerkPass partnership. I was very excited to learn about PerkPass, which provides free tickets to an area attraction for up to six people. Currently, KDL partners with three area attractions – the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – and more partnerships are in the works!  

 For me and my husband, this meant a free trip to Frederick Meijer Gardens – and we were able to invite my parents, sister and grandma, as well! We started the day with a guided tour tram ride ($4/person), which was a wonderful way to learn about a large sampling of the most popular sculptures in the park. Next, we took an indoor lunch break and enjoyed the Dahlia Show, which showcased flowers and growers large and small. Then we spent the afternoon exploring the quiet beauty of the Japanese Garden. Some highlights included the large pond and island, winding nature trails, the Bonsai tree garden, the Japanese rock garden and numerous waterfalls. (As a side note, I enjoyed all of this from a wheelchair. Frederick Meijer Gardens is very accessible.) Thanks to KDL’s PerkPass program, we had a wonderful family outing! 

 To plan your next family outing with us, go to and reserve tickets today! Each adult KDL cardholder can reserve one PerkPass to each attraction once per year.