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November 3, 2022

More Than Just Parks

Everyone experiences parks differently. Some enjoy the playgrounds and active…
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September 21, 2022

Why Trees Matter

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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
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
Friends launched the Outdoor Adventures event series this year with the kayaking experience, co-sponsored by DGRI. Lorena is a proud Latina woman and business professional… Read More
November 17 is National Hiking Day, so this month we are highlighting hiking on trails in our parks as a way to get outside and connect… Read More
Annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative adds 300 trees to Burton Heights neighborhood GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Volunteer registration is open for the annual fall edition of… Read More
Friends' Development Director, Tori, sat down (virtually) with Benjamin and Lisa of Benjamin Scheid Custom Building Concepts to dig into why their company donates to… Read More