Andy Guy, President
Kristin Ray, Vice President
Bill Kirk, Secretary
Peter Homeyer, Treasurer
Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss
James Hurt, Public Services
The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded in 2008, working closely with but separate from the City, with the mission to identify specific park projects, mobilize people, and generate resources to protect, enhance, and expand the City's parks and public spaces. In a nutshell, we make park improvement projects happen by bringing together neighbors, park users, the City, funders, volunteers and contractors.
We believe that vibrant parks and public spaces are essential to support the community’s economic competitiveness, environmental health and cultural well-being. We understand that a healthy park system is a long-term commitment.
Visit the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation to learn more about our parks system, recreation programs, and park reservations.
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