parks and recreation

Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is kicking off a year-long celebration of its 150th birthday, it announced Thursday. Since 1871, the GRPL has provided the community with its services,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-17-2020 under NEWS

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in West Michigan After months of living with COVID-19 in West Michigan, hundreds of related deaths, and tens of thousands more in positive cases, the first area vaccinations have begun. The Pfizer vaccine, authorized by...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, April 7 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-07-2020 under NEWS

Today, April 7, sees 187 positive coronavirus cases now confirmed in Kent County, with six confirmed deaths. Statewide, 18,970 cases are now confirmed, with 845 confirmed deaths. Local and state responses continue in step. Shared in this Tuesday,...

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Go Santa Go 5K at Millennium Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Millennium Park will be taken over by hundreds of Santas, elves and maybe a few reindeer for the Go Santa Go 5K, benefiting Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. All participants will receive hats, beards, or shirts. Awards...

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Citizen petitions to rid park of geese

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 04-17-2013 under NEWS

Brian Borbot solicited the city for help with the geese problem he's been noticing at Riverside Park on Monroe Avenue NE. Borbot has also  created a Facebook page to rally individuals to the cause. On the Rid Riverside Park...

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Pollution in the Grand River

by (schraubm)

Submitted 12-07-2010 under OPINION

"Filthy water cannot be washed."    - African Proverb If you’re familiar with downtown Grand Rapids, you’ve likely been exposed to the deteriorating quality of the Grand River. Poor water quality prevents people from fully...

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Uncertain Future for Grand Rapids Parks and Rec

by (JessalynJ)

Submitted 05-03-2010 under NEWS

This week, fitness hobbyists in Grand Rapids will get the chance to sign up for Summer Parks and Recreation classes. And, at $39 per class, these 10 week fitness programs are simply the best deal in town. But if the Tuesday ballot request for a tax...

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