The boardwalk that begins at the west end of the park follows Buck Creek. It is a joint venture with the City of Wyoming. The path extends to Lamar Park (City of Wyoming). Park activities and facilities include: baseball diamonds, biking, cross country skiing, fishing, an 18-hole golf course, picnicking, hiking/walking, a playground, an open shelterhouse, and restrooms. All the trails at Palmer are closed to motorized uses except for golf carts on the cart paths at Kaufman Golf Course. The trails are also closed to equestrians. Bike use is only allowed on the paved Buck Creek Trail. In the winter, Palmer Park and Kaufman Golf Course switch gears to become one of the best cross-country skiing sites in the Grand Rapids area.