Parks

Spring Spruce-Up at Cherry Park

by (kylevanstrien)

Submitted 05-02-2014 under

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a City-wide Spring Spruce-Up event on Saturday, May 31 from 9 am to 12 noon.   Our goal with the event is to ensure that our parks are clean and beautiful for Spring and Summer, and to raise awareness...

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Spring Spruce-Up at Clemente Park

by (kylevanstrien)

Submitted 05-02-2014 under

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a City-wide Spring Spruce-Up event on Saturday, May 31 from 9 am to 12 noon.   Our goal with the event is to ensure that our parks are clean and beautiful for Spring and Summer, and to raise awareness...

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FGRP Spring Spruce-up at Roosevelt Park

by (kylevanstrien)

Submitted 05-02-2014 under

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a City-wide Spring Spruce-Up event on Saturday, May 31 from 9 am to 12 noon.   Our goal with the event is to ensure that our parks are clean and beautiful for Spring and Summer, and to raise awareness...

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FGRP Spring Spruce-up at Roosevelt Park

by (kylevanstrien)

Submitted 05-02-2014 under

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a City-wide Spring Spruce-Up event on Saturday, May 31 from 9 am to 12 noon.   Our goal with the event is to ensure that our parks are clean and beautiful for Spring and Summer, and to raise awareness...

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Parks come alive in spring

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The thump of a basketball dribble, the laughter of a toddler swinging for the first time and the holler of a kid recognizing a friend across the playing field for the first time after a long winter – these are the sounds of spring in the park...

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Joe Taylor Park recognized as national city park leader

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

In recognition of its unique approach to partnerships and green infrastructure, Joe Taylor Park has been named one of 12 “Frontline Parks,” a nationwide contest sponsored each year by City Parks Alliance. Joe Taylor Park was selected...

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Orchards, edible parks, food forests increasingly popular in placemaking

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The larger trend of edible parks and food forests being built across the country is the result of residents asking more from their community spaces and embracing public spaces. In Grand Rapids, we've worked with several groups and neighborhoods...

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Winter weekend full of fun in local parks

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Richmond Park and Wilcox Park were both host to three great events this past weekend that brought the community together to celebrate winter and enjoy reconnecting with neighbors during a time of year where it's more comfortable to sit inside...

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It's Cold. It's Dark. It's Grey.

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 12-23-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s grey. It’s winter in Grand Rapids. I moved to Grand Rapids in the late '90s, and my first winter here made me think I had found the end of the earth. I questioned why any reasonable human...

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Depaving ceremony to celebrate ground breaking on Pleasant Park - December 2nd, 2013

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Neighbors, supporters, the Mayor, elected officials, and City staff will be on hand to ceremoniously swing sledgehammers to break up asphalt, making way for new greenspace in the community to be completed in 2014.   The depaving ceremony is set...

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