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Community Coffee Hours

Rising Grinds Cafe 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Join us for coffee and conversations from 1-3 pm! We'll be at Rising Grinds Cafe for community members and partners to ask questions, get information or just chat. Rising Grinds Cafe is located at 1167 Madison Ave SE. See you there!

Southtown Neighborhood Clean-Up

Gerald R. Ford Middle School 851 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

We will be meeting at Gerald R. Ford Middle School to clean up trash and prune trees in our Mayor's Greening Initiative footprint, the Southtown neighborhood!

Huff Park Spongy Moth Removal

The spongy moth is an invasive pest destroying different species of trees and shrubs. This project will entail scraping egg masses off of oak trees in the northeast corner of Huff Park. Register to Volunteer

It’s My Park

Join us for our city-wide park clean-up event on May 7th with neighborhood-led volunteer projects at parks throughout GR! Lead a group at a park: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/LgfImYEG49-jiuVIK7ddLg?t=1648479172 Volunteer to clean a park: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/A0Hxkcq_mzcDmURBUSNbCg?t=1648479115

Neighborhood Forester Tree Pruning & Maintenance Class

Online

If you want to learn how to properly care for trees as they grow, attend our Tree Pruning & Maintenance Class! In this class, we discuss the timing of maintenance throughout a tree's life, tools needed, the importance of mulching, and correct pruning techniques. Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FLJR3dKkSuqQwVR8v3TYnQ This course is one of four required to obtain Friends' […]

Invasive Species Removal: Eco-Stewardship Workdays

Aman Park 0 -1859 Lake Michigan Dr, Grand Rapids, MI

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 as intro training on the importance of control and technique. Register to Volunteer

Invasive Species Removal: Eco-Stewardship Workdays

Ken-O-Sha Park

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 as intro training on the importance of control and technique. Garlic mustard and bittersweet removal. Will meet at Calvary Baptist Church, to enter Ken-O-Sha from the backside. 1200 28th St […]

Movies in the Park – Space Jam 2: A New Legacy

Gerald R. Ford Middle School 851 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Movies In The Neighborhood Park, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Police Department and City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, host a series of free family-friendly movies in our neighborhood parks throughout the summer! This series was started in 2019 to bring neighbors to get and activate green […]

Movies in the Park – Encanto [canceled due to weather]

Robert Clemente Park 546 Rumsey SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan

This event has been canceled due to weather. But we'd love to see you for a future Movies in the Park! Movies In The Neighborhood Park, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Police Department and City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, host a series of free family-friendly movies […]