parks and recreation

Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend Grand Rapids' first ever community library for outdoor gear is opening on Oct. 11, aiming to provide equitable access to outdoor adventure opportunities for local youth...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30 Bus service changes are coming to The Rapid on Aug. 30, the transit service announced. The changes include increased service frequency for some routes, a couple route eliminations, renumberings, and...

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Community updates: Tuesday, June 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-15-2021 under NEWS

Movies in the Park series returns to Grand Rapids this Friday Grand Rapids’ Movies in the Park series returns this summer, spanning five nights through August. Hosted by nonprofit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP), the series will kick off...

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Community updates: Friday, May 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-28-2021 under NEWS

Shared in this audio-version community update are recent developments related to the Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids' Parks and Recreation department, and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding Progress on city park improvements throughout Grand Rapids marches on, with 26 parks currently under construction or slated to be in the near future, the city...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups Grand Rapidians have an opportunity to clean up and beautify their city parks together this month, with a community-wide clean-up initiative happening a few days before Earth Day 2021....

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Community updates: Friday, March 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department now assigning officers to specific neighborhoods The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRDP) now assigns officers to specific neighborhoods across the city, effective March 21. Adoption of the new policing model comes as...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16 Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will deliver her annual State of the City address on Feb. 16, in digital form for the first time. The mayor’s address will look back on the...

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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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