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January 15, 2024

How we select sites for trees

While our trees rest in the winter, dormant after a long season of growth and storing resources, our team keeps going! We like to take…
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January 15, 2024

Thanks for joining us on the shortest day of the year!

On December 21st, we set up a Luminaria walk along the trail of Ken-O-Sha Park, along with hot cocoa and s'mores stations. We were delighted…
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November 10, 2023

Pumpkin Party Recap

Rainy days can damper outdoor plans, but that did not stop us from having a blast at our 2023 Pumpkin Party! In an unexpected turn…
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November 10, 2023

Becky Pobst joins Green Communities Leadership Institute’s 2024 Cohort

Our Community Forestry Project Manager, Becky Pobst, was recently selected to join the Green Communities Leadership Institute's 2024 Cohort. The Green Communities Leadership Institute was…
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On September 23rd, we partnered with the Grand Rapids Audubon Club to host a birding event at Huff Park. On the three guided bird walks,… Read More
We are thrilled to have secured $5 million in grant funding! Read More
Be on the lookout for oak wilt, a fungal disease that rapidly kills oak trees. Read More
Together, we were able to set the record for most Bikes on the Blue Bridge! 250 bikes- what an incredible time! Read more about this… Read More
On August 19th we hosted our third Explore Your Parks event at the downtown Futsal courts, Las Canchas, short for Las Canchas de Futbol Communitarias… Read More
The Friends team had an opportunity to visit Trees of the Field and learn about the journey of a tree! Read More
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and The Soccer Rebellion Unveil The Grand Rapids Takeover Tournament: Igniting America's True Soccer Identity Read More
We are delighted to share that Molly Cook will be one of our newest board members! Molly loves to connect with others and engage in… Read More
Join Us for an Invasive Species Two Part workshop series! Read More