The Rapidian

Parks

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

by GRTV (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 Wildlife Council (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 Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (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 Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (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 Rogers Drouillard (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 (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 (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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Principal of Shawmut Hills encourages neighbors to participate in Westside growth

by Sara Melton (SaraMelton)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under OPINION

The economic, environmental, and cultural health of a community rests heavily on vibrant public spaces and successful public schools. They are essential components of public infrastructure that take on pressing social concerns such as childhood...

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DGRI to bring leading public space designer to Grand Rapids

by Holly Bechiri (Holly)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

Update from DGRI: "GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series: Dan BIederman DELAYED** Due to a family emergency, Mr. Biederman is unable to visit Grand Rapids this week. The Speaker Series will be re-scheduled in the near future, so please stay...

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Smartphone apps add layers to understanding place

by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, over 60% of adults now own a smartphone. While parks are a great place to put your phone down and take a deep breath, there are also opportunities to use apps to get a deeper understanding of our...

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