let's plant trees together

10,000 Trees 2022

Join us for the annual tree planting event hosted by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City Forestry Department

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we believe that

you belong out here

Grand Rapids has 76 amazing parks - there is space for everyone!

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grow your knowledge

adult education

Through the “Neighborhood Forester” program, we provide four free classes on these topics led by Friends’ trained urban forest staff and arborists.

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empowering people to cultivate
vibrant parks, trees & green spaces

trees being planted in 2021
volunteer hours in 2021
youth employed in 2021
trees watered in 2021


Aug 11th 6:00pm - 6:00pm

Green Gala – 2022

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Aug 20th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Movies in the Park – Sing 2

Movies In The Neighborhood Park, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Police Department and City of Grand Rapids Parks &…
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Aug 23rd 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Invasive Species Removal: Eco-Stewardship Workdays

We are partnering with West Michigan Conservation District to bring invasive species removal eco-stewardship to parks around Grand Rapids! Supplies will be provided, as well…
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From tees to posters, we have something for everyone. The best part? Your purchase supports park and tree projects!

recent blog posts

Our trees might be dormant right now, but that doesn't mean there isn't work for us to do to take care of them! Here are… Read More
After a national search, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks has chosen Stacy Bare as the Grand Rapids-based non-profit’s next leader.  Bare will succeed Stephanie Adams,… Read More
The Outreach Intern will lead the resident and community engagement efforts surrounding Friends’ volunteer projects. This intern will regularly interact with businesses, non-profits and neighbors… Read More