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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Pleasant surprise result of years of neighborhood action

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jessa Dutton is Treasurer and Pleasant Park Representative for the South Hill Neighborhood Association Board. Her community involvement outside of Neighborhood Ventures exemplifies the values and mission of the organization which seeks to improve...

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Eastown Community Association to share music, food, community at Picnic in the Park event

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association (ECA) is pleased to announce the date and information for its annual event, Picnic in the Park, which is taking place on Saturday, May 17 at Sigsbee Park in Eastown.  Volunteers will work to clean Sigsbee Park...

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Spring Spruce-Up at Campau Park

by (kylevanstrien)

Submitted 05-02-2014 under

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a City-wide Spring Spruce-Up event on Saturday, May 31 from 9 am to 12 noon.   Our goal with the event is to ensure that our parks are clean and beautiful for Spring and Summer, and to raise awareness...

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Grand Rapids leaders launch Yes! GR Parks campaign

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under NEWS

On September 6, Grand Rapids citizens stood in an abandoned splash pool in Cherry Park to hear about the Yes! GR Parks campaign. The proposal to improve parks and implement a new property tax will appear on the ballot November 5. This tax includes a...

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Monument and Veterans Memorial Park to receive facelift

by (rpontius)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

“People are like, hey, well – this just happened overnight. Well, it didn’t happen overnight,” says Steve Faber of the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. “That park has been on the books for nearly a decade. It’s just...

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Dueling pianos perform at Concerts in the Park

by (magical)

Submitted 07-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It was a nice summer evening with a cool breeze for a Concerts in the Park event held at Lamar Park in Wyoming, Michigan. The July 16 concert was perfromed by The Yellow Brick Road Dueling Pianos. The concert was from 7 to 9 p.m. "We've...

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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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[MIDTOWN] Midtown Green sculpture and meditation garden proposal meeting

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Midtown Green Park, at the corner of Eastern and Fountain, has long been a favorite neighborhood fun spot.  Whether it’s flying a kite, throwing a frisbee or playing catch with Fido, many Midtown neighbors use this park as an extension of their...

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