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Amway co-founder Rich DeVos gives back to his grandfather’s inner city neighborhood

Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 12:05 PM     Updated: Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 2:50 PM  Jim Harger | The Grand Rapids Press GRAND RAPIDS – At first blush, the $106,000 gift from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation for Joe Taylor Park in the gritty North Baxter Neighborhood might seem surprising. But the Amway Corp…. Read More

Old Grand Rapids neighborhood will get a new park

Published: Monday, December 06, 2010, 4:15 PM     Updated: Monday, December 06, 2010, 4:32 PM Jim Harger | The Grand Rapids Press Katy BatdorffThe new park will have a water park, rest rooms and a picnic shelter GRAND RAPIDS – An old and blighted city neighborhood is about to get a shiny new park. City commissioners… Read More

Grand Rapids will pitch in on state purchase of land for riverfront trail

Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 4:23 PM     Updated: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 4:23 PM Jim Harger | The Grand Rapids Press Grand Rapids Press File PhotoThese runners in Riverside Park could eventually follow a path leading to downtown Grand Rapids. GRAND RAPIDS – The city and state are in the process of purchasing more than… Read More

November Park It! Newsletter: It’s a great time to be a friend!

For maximum viewing pleasure, try viewing it in a browser.   November 2010     DONATE! become a “friend or renew your support Take our Volunteer Engagement Survey       Be a Facebook fan   Follow us on Twitter   Watch us on Vimeo   Check us out on Flickr        … Read More

City Hires New Forester

Tyler Stevenson has just been hired to the position of Forester for the City of Grand Rapids.  Mr. Stevenson comes to the City from Southern California.  Originally from the Pennsylvania area, he earned a Bachelor Degree from Virginia Tech in Forest Resource Management and a Masters Degree from Penn State in Urban Forest Management.  He… Read More

Executive Director, Board Member and City Liaison all featured as part of 2010 “40-under40″ class: GRBJ

Congratulations to Executive Director Steve Faber, Board Member Emily Stoddard-Furrow, and City Liaison Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss for your achievements.  See all 40 recipients and read more about the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 under Forty”.

Volunteers to plant 50 trees in local Grand Rapids’ parks thanks to Siemens Sustainable Community Award – Alliance for Community Trees Newsletter

Grand Rapids, MI (October 29, 2010)- Last May the City of Grand Rapids was presented the Siemens Sustainable Community Award for mid-size communities by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation. The winning communities were praised for improvements to the quality of life for residents by achieving vital economic,… Read More

October Park It! e-newsletter: Is Grand Rapids keeping pace?

Park It! October, 2010 – view it in a browser Like ‘Park it! October 2010 – How does Grand Rapids stack up to other park systems?’ on Facebook Connecting to Facebook     October 2010     DONATE! NeighborWoods: Nuts and Berries Bike Tour – 10/9 NeighborWoods: Garfield Tree ID Project- 10/16 Neighborwoods: Riverside Tree… Read More

NeighborWoods Month celebrated by planting trees in Grand Rapids parks

Jim Harger | The Grand Rapids Press T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids PressScruffy half-dead trees in Hillcrest Park stand near the dog play area. The park will be the site of tree planting activities in October as part of “NeighborWoods Month.” The events are sponsored by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and Friends… Read More