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Friends of GR Parks

Friends of GR Parks is dedicated to enhancing and expanding the city's public spaces

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Stephany Adams, Executive Director from Friends of GR Parks, discusses how they work with community members and other organizations to keep area parks vibrant and accessible to all. ...

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Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue....

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Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

At Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, it is easy to get caught up in the logistics of managing parks and green spaces. As a hyper-organized young professional, it is far easier to get lost in park and open space planning. I can easily spend a day...

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article is written by Shannon Cohen, Interim Executive Director for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP). In this interim role, Shannon is serving as the bridge between the leadership of founding Executive Director Steve Faber and the upcoming...

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Eastown's annual Picnic in the Park to plant 15 new trees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association (ECA) is hosting its annual Picnic in the Park on Saturday, May 9 at Sigsbee Park. This year, they are starting off the day by partnering with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to plant 15 trees...

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Why parks matter: The current condition of parks and how the millage will help

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-10-2013 under OPINION

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. That is what Grand Rapids must currently do in order for the city to continue to grow to its full potential. Presently the City of Grand Rapids owns and operates 73 parks and public...

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Brewery Vivant, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks add to tree canopy

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Last Fall, Brewery Vivant teamed up with Friends of Grand Rapids Park (FOGRP) to plant trees at Highland Park. To build on their already established relationship, the groups paired up again this past Sunday to plant 10 trees at Congress Park. The...

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Community Orchard idea taking root in MLK Park

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

Friends and neighbors of Martin Luther King Jr. Park have set plans in motion to plant a public orchard in the park in early October. The project, named Martin Luther King Community Orchard, has so far garnered the support from the neighborhood and...

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Identify urban trees at Blanford

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is offering a workshop on tree identification at Blanford Nature Center on June 12, from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn how to recognize and classify common trees and will practice their skills outside under the...

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Build a better city

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Whether it’s organizing a block party, planting trees in your neighborhood or placing a bench in front of a bus stop, placemaking can be easy. We hope it can all intersect right here on The Rapidian with Place Matters. This page is your place...

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