Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Thursday extended and expanded its emergency order that aims to mitigate COVID-19’s spread across Michigan. The updated order comes...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in Oct. with limited services The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is reopening all eight of its branches on Oct. 12 with limited services, it announced Wednesday. The library’s branches closed in March...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, May 11 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-11-2020 under NEWS

Kent County begins the week with 2,332 confirmed coronavirus cases and a related 43 deaths and 887 recoveries. Statewide, there are 47,552 cases, 4,484 deaths, and 22,686 recoveries confirmed. These numbers are as of May 11, except the state’s...

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Catalyst Radio: how public parks inspire sustainable communities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forest Project Coordinator at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, shares information about the upcoming planning process for city parks, how...

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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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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks reflects on success, welcomes new leader

by (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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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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Tree Talk

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-14-2015 under

Tree Talk is an introduction to the significance of urban forests and has a goal to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the trees in our community. This event will begin with a brief presentation on the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' Urban...

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