Upcoming Events

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP) is all about creating awesome events for our community! From planting trees to volunteering, we offer opportunities that help make our city greener and bring us all closer together. Join us at our fun-filled community events, where we celebrate the spirit of Grand Rapids and the friendships that make our city thrive!

Highland Park Boulder Festival and Outdoor Boulder Competition

June 10, 2023

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us for the Highland Park Boulder Festival! Community Climbing Workshop, Kids Climb and a Bouldering Competition, hosted by Terra Firma.

MLK Park Parties

June 15, 2023


Join us at the Family Fun Days series MLK Park Parties Game Night on June 15!

Disc Golf

June 26, 2023


Want to learn how to play disc golf? Here's your chance! Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the Monday Night Disc Golf League Players for food and fun!

Community Skateboard Workshop and Competition

July 15, 2023


Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Premier Skate Shop for a Community Skate Workshop, Curb Competition and Tony Hawk Pro Skate Competition on July 15!

Global Water Fest

July 29, 2023

Enjoy the Global Water Fest at Canal Park, sign up a team for Dragon Boating and come and celebrate on the Bridge before and after the competition.

Futsal Tournament

August 19, 2023


Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Soccer Rebellion for pick up and play or tournament play for any ages at the Bridge Street Futsal Court!

Events Calendar


Green Gala

Our signature party for the parks held every August
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It's My
Park Day

It's My Park Day

Join us for our city-wide park clean-up event on May 7th with neighborhood-led volunteer projects at parks throughout GR!

Love Your

Love Your Park

A fundraising event that celebrates park and tree wins of the past year.

Check back for 2024 event info!
Check out 2022 Event



A volunteer effort to increase tree canopy in a focused area
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Movies in
the Park

Movies in the Park

A summertime favorite with music and movies in the park.

Check back for Summer 2023 info!

Pumpkin Parties

Pumpkin Parties

We bring the pumpkin patch into the city, complete with s'mores!

Check back for Fall 2023 info!