Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

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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Movies in the Park back for second year

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

Movies in the Park, a Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. initiative, is back for its second season with a decades theme in its lineup. This year's movie series kicks off on June 6 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park featuring Raiders of the Lost Ark. The movie starts...

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More than access, inclusive playground designs benefit all

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

According to the US Census, 12% of the population has a disability severe enough that it affects at least one function of daily living. Imagine all the mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, and friends who are involved in their daily lives....

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Volunteers needed for Parks Alive initiative

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NEWS

Parks Alive, an initiative spearheaded by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, works towards the goal of organizing and empowering individuals in order to represent and sustain the various parks throughtout Grand Rapids' many neighborhoods. ...

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Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. hints at Movies in the Park lineup

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks have revealed a teaser video and public competition as a means of announcing the 2014 lineup for their wildly successful Movies in the Park series. DGRI commissioned local...

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Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

This video tells the story of how we build a greener city and build community thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy inspires volunteer Kyle Liechty to help plant trees with Friends of Grand Rapids...

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Urban Forest Project to host community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Urban Forest Project will hold a community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park. The event is open to the public with all necessary tools, trees and training provided by Friends of Grand...

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