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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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!


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parks merch


We know y’all want to support our parks with shirts, mugs, stickers and posters, and we are working on it!

We’ll let you know when they are available!

recent blog posts

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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