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Activating Downtown Spaces: Heartside Community Reclaims Pekich Park

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

The consensus work that Maloney and other local stakeholders have contributed to the Heartside Quality of Life Study is now coming to fruition. This summer, Pekich Park, which has been a historically problematic area for neighbors, saw...

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Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Grand Rapids and we know well the many benefits they offer. That’s why I’m supporting the 10-minute walk to a park campaign launched a year ago and working to make it a reality. The campaign,...

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Green Gala celebrates future of Grand Rapids Parks

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 07-31-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invites you to be part of the greenest bash of the season, and this year they are going neon green! Green Gala is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser advancing the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to protect, enhance, and...

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Kent County Parks Foundation is dedicated to growing our park, trail systems

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Kate Meyer from the Kent County Parks Foundation (KCPF) discusses their role in improving the Kent County parks system, and how they support the Kent County Parks Department. Meyer also...

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More women, girls giving archery a shot

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

What happens Friday nights at the West Michigan Archery Center stays at the West Michigan Archery Center. "One of our most popular archery leagues is a women's-only group on Friday nights with upwards of two dozen women at one time, said...

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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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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plans summer barbecue series, new mural, expanded citizen forester classes

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

A city is only as strong as the community of people who work, live, play and build lives within it. It takes a robust network of individuals, businesses and organizations all working together to support that community. Building strong communities,...

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WinterWest to celebrate year-round enjoyment of parks on Westside for 6th year

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NEWS

WinterWest by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is back for its sixth year at Richmond Park on the WestSide. The outdoor event happening February 12-14 is designed to get the people of Grand Rapids outdoors and enjoying the City's parks...

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Plaster Creek restoration project planned for Dutton Shadyside Park in 2016

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"We came to Michigan when I was 10 years old, and a little way from my home was Plaster Creek…That stream was my playground during the next six or eight years…my companions [and I knew] the individuality of a great many trees; we...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks reflects on success, welcomes new leader

by (Bill Kirk)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In recent years, the City of Grand Rapids has experienced a period of growth and change not seen in decades. As our community continues to adapt and evolve, this process brings with it challenges, opportunities and progress. Thankfully, Grand Rapids...

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