Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Learning from Olmsted and a Muddy River

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As Grand Rapids wades waist deep into the GR Forward planning effort this fall, the opportunities are intensifying for residents to contribute to plans that will define our community for decades. GR Forward is a comprehensive planning...

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Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting on Friday, August 29, patrons can stop into any Grand Rapids area brewery (see full list at right) as well as local brewpubs The Meanwhile Bar, Green Well and Big Bob’s Pizza to order a tree inspired beer, where a portion of the sales...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to celebrate fourth annual Green Gala

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, August 21, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP) will host its fourth annual Green Gala event to generate awareness of about its organization, what new things are in store for the future and celebrate another successful...

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Story Matters: Diana Dixon compares Brooklyn life to new life in Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: LJ Smith rediscovers Grand Rapids citizens, events

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Amanda Lytle explains her experience as first-time Rapidian reporter

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Debra, Caleb Fisher share what they love about their new city

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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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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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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Citizen foresters cultivate young trees, new skills at Martin Luther King Park

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On June 17 several volunteers arrived at Martin Luther King Park to take care of some young fruit trees that had been planted by The Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project a few weeks prior. The volunteers participate in a variety of forester basics such...

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