We believe that

You belong out here.

we believe that

you belong out here

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

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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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grow your knowledge

Become a Neighborhood Forester

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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Get Involved!

Adopt a Park

It takes many hands to preserve our parks. We are looking for families, organizations, groups, and businesses to help keep our parks looking great! 

Plant a Tree

We want to plant thousands of trees every year, and we'll need a lot of friends to help plant them. Join us for a tree planting or buy a tree from our team!


From park activation to hosting tree planting events, we have so many opportunities to volunteer for you, your organization, or your company!


Donations fund park activation, volunteer opportunities, and tree plantings! You love our parks now? Imagine what more we can do with your support!

Upcoming Events

Dec 10th 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Winter Welcome Park Activation at Roosevelt Park

Join us Saturday, December 10th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Roosevelt Park as we kick off our Winter Welcome Park Activation Series! This…
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Jan 19th 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Winter Welcome Park Activation at Indian Trails

Join us at Indian Trails Golf Course as part of our Winter Welcome Park Activation Series. We'll be snowshoeing, fat tire biking, cross country skiing…
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Feb 7th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Love Your Parks 2023 | Fundraising Dinner

Love Your Parks is our annual fundraising event that celebrates park and tree wins of the past year. This year's event will take place on…
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Recent Blog Posts

Everyone experiences parks differently. Some enjoy the playgrounds and active places, while others enjoy being closer to nature and walking amongst the trees.As an organization,… Read More
  The last day of September and the first of October brought out sunny clear skies, and the perfect temperatures for planting trees. With over… Read More
  Why do trees matter so much anyway? Why do we plant them? And if you have ever heard the term, urban tree canopy? What… Read More