Friends of GR Parks

Mygrcitypoints teams up with Heart of West Michigan United Way

by (royerd)

Submitted 01-24-2013 under NEWS

Many Grand Rapids city residents have been collecting mygrcitypoints for recycling and redeeming them at local businesses. But now, in phase two of this successful civic engagement program, all area residents (not just city residents) can...

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Commission to consider proposed tax assessment for neighborhood park

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-17-2012 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission will be hearing public comment about a proposed assessment for "Pleasant Park" in the South Hill neighborhood. The proposed park area is currently a no-longer-used and often overgrown parking lot....

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Southtown neighbors in need of more public spaces, design charrette for Madison Park to come

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 07-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

View Southtown reporters: Where do you hang out in Southtown? in a larger map   When many Grand Rapidians think of their favorite local spots to gather, the first answers do not usually include places in Southown or Madison Square. There is no...

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The Automobile and Us - Part II: The automobile's detrimental toll on community life

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-21-2010 under OPINION

This is part two of a five-part series that explores the effects of the automobile on Grand Rapids.  In this part, we will explore how communities have been affected socially and physically by the car. We will also see how our downtown area...

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GR GiveCamp enlists over 100 tech volunteers to help 23 nonprofits

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under NEWS

Nonprofits are notoriously low on funds, but in the Web 2.0 age, a strong, online presence is crucial for nonprofits to connect with their donors, volunteers and community. Two years ago, developers in Dallas, TX with a penchant for social good put...

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