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Multiple locations available city wide to recycle Christmas trees

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Residents can drop off last year's Christmas trees at four area locations where they will be collected and recycled. From 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily through January 26 the following locations will be available for drop off: Riverside Park (north...

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Movies in the Park to screen Dreamgirls

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

On Friday, July 11, Dowtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks will present the movie Dreamgirls on the big screen at Ah-Nab-Awen Park located at 220 Front Avenue NW. Activities start at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk....

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Pleasant surprise result of years of neighborhood action

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jessa Dutton is Treasurer and Pleasant Park Representative for the South Hill Neighborhood Association Board. Her community involvement outside of Neighborhood Ventures exemplifies the values and mission of the organization which seeks to improve...

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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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Why parks matter: The current condition of parks and how the millage will help

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-10-2013 under OPINION

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. That is what Grand Rapids must currently do in order for the city to continue to grow to its full potential. Presently the City of Grand Rapids owns and operates 73 parks and public...

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Why parks matter: How our parks affect city life

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-09-2013 under OPINION

In an era of urban revitalization that is creating increased populations in American urban environments, it is important for cities to maintain the appropriate levels and quality of green space to keep up with the growth. Various studies indicate...

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Why parks matter: The history of parks in Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under OPINION

The modern concept for urban green spaces has its origins in 19th century England. The Industrial Revolution started in England during that time, and ushered in an era of urban growth never seen before. England’s population increased...

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Local brewers create tree-inspired beers for Cheers Beer City

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under NEWS

To support Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and their Urban Tree-PLanting Project, 17 local breweries created tree-inspired beers that they will be selling August 4-10. Purchase of the special beers raises money to increase the tree canopy in...

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Clean up your local park in Alger Heights

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under NEWS

You can help Friends of Grand Rapids Parks with their efforts to keep our local parks clean and beautiful at their August Park Clean-Up event. They are partnering with the Grand Rapids Public Library to promote volunteerism and community engagement...

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Watch a movie at Riverside Park with your neighbors

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

UPDATE: THE MOVIE NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, JULY 26, DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS. DATES HAVE BEEN CORRECTED IN THE BELOW ARTICLE. The Creston Neighborhood Association will host the second annual Movie Night at Riverside Park July 26 from 8 p.m...

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