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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plans summer barbecue series, new mural, expanded citizen forester classes

by (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 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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East Hills urban canopy grows with 100 new trees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills’ urban forest got a boost last week when the City of Grand Rapids planted 100 new trees in the area. The East Hills Council of Neighbors continues to work on their urban forest plan with the City of Grand Rapids.   “...

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article is written by Shannon Cohen, Interim Executive Director for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP). In this interim role, Shannon is serving as the bridge between the leadership of founding Executive Director Steve Faber and the upcoming...

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"Movies in the Park" dates set for third season

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

Movies in the Park, which has become a summertime staple since its beginning in 2013, has released event dates for the 2015 season. Last year, attendance for the event reached a new high with more than 5,000 people present at the finale double-...

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Temporary ice rinks to open in Wilcox, Cherry Parks

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

This coming weekend two Uptown city parks will host opening celebrations of temporary ice skating rinks.  On Saturday, January 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cherry Park in East Hills there will be hot chocolate, coffee and snacks provided for residentsn...

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WinterWest to return to West Side

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

On January 23-25, WinterWest festival will return to Grand Rapids' west side for its fifth year running. The event, which encourages families and children to come out and enjoy city parks and winter activities, will be held at Richmond Park (...

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Celebrate NeighborWoods month with tree plantings

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, with the help of the City of Grand Rapids and community partners, will celebrate NeighborWoods Month with tree plantings throughout our community. These events are part of several hundred re-greening efforts throughout...

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Last Movies in the Park to show double feature

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The last of this summer's popular Movies in the Park will take place on Friday, August 22 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Screening of the voter's choice, The Sandlot, will start at dusk. Following that, Jurassic Park will screen. Both films were...

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Summer picturesque kicks off with photo walk through city parks

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, July 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Rapidian will kick off its summer Picturesque photo contest with a photo tour of three City parks: Lincoln Park, Sullivan Field and the Sixth Street Bridge Park.  In collaboration with Friends of...

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