The Rapidian

Park

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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Downtown wants ideas for reimagining Calder Plaza

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Have an idea to enhance the too-often uninviting and barren plaza that surrounds Grand Rapids City Hall and the Kent County Administration Building? Well, now is the time to share your idea with the community. After years of casual civic banter...

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Eastown's Picnic in the Park gathers community for food, fun

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 14, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will host a community-wide Picnic in the Park event. The first half of the event will be a neighborhood beautification project, cleaning up Eastown’s Sigsbee Park, while the second...

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Eastown kicks off spring, summer activities

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community organizing means nothing without an incredibly active and responsive network of residents. At the Eastown Community Association (ECA), we are blessed with a neighborhood of people who not only express their passion for Eastown but also...

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East Hills to celebrate new Cherry Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NEWS

The East Hills Council of Neighbors will be throwing a party to celebrate the opening of the new Cherry Park. The family-friendly event will take place at the park from 6-9 p.m. this Wednesday, August 26. "The East Hills Council of...

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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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Summer jazz series brings free music to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION

On a recent Monday night, a crowd of Grand Rapids neighbors listened to the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Van Morrison and more at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The Steve Sandner Quintet performed their tunes for the 15th season of the West...

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Disc golf popularity continues to grow in Grand Rapids community

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Casual Riverside Park-goers walking through the park a few weekends back might have encountered dozens of Frisbees- or "discs," as they're called in the sport of disc golf- flying through the air. Competitive disc golfers at the...

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Go Santa Go 5K at Millennium Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Millennium Park will be taken over by hundreds of Santas, elves and maybe a few reindeer for the Go Santa Go 5K, benefiting Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. All participants will receive hats, beards, or shirts. Awards...

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