The Rapidian

green space

Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Grand Rapids and we know well the many benefits they offer. That’s why I’m supporting the 10-minute walk to a park campaign launched a year ago and working to make it a reality. The campaign,...

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Community conversations in Heartside discuss Pekich Park

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-31-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

An observant pedestrian on South Division will notice telltale signs of change in the Heartside neighborhood: a back-to-work recovery center’s new marketing strategy shouts "OFF THE STREET, ON A PAYROLL" while soft music escapes a...

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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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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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[AUDIO] Joe Taylor Park Set to Open on Grand Rapids' SE Side

by (WYCE_Matt)

Submitted 06-21-2011 under NEWS

West Michigan Environmental Action Council's Dan Schoonmaker speaks with Steve Faber, Executive Director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. Faber talks about Baxter neighborhoods' new Joe Taylor Park, opening June 29th, saying the world-class...

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