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Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for help with research and park history, photography, and administrative support.

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Upcoming Events


Ken-O-Sha Park improvements neighborhood discussion

October 14, 2015 | Ken-O-Sha School | 6:00 PM | Special Event

Ken-O-Sha Park neighbors are encouraged to attend the neighborhood wide meeting on October 14th to discuss plans and hopes for the park and school grounds and give feedback.

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John Ball Park Tree Planting-volunteers needed!

October 24, 2015 | John Ball Park | 8:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

John Ball Zoo is organizing a planting on Saturday October 24th at 8:00am at John Ball Park (not the zoo)! Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and a shovel for digging.

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Beer The Change Fundraiser

October 26, 2015 | Brewery Vivant | 3:00 PM | Special Event

All are welcome to join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for food and drinks at Brewery Vivant, on Monday October 26th, a portion of the proceeds raised that day will go to support the Congress Elementary NeighborWoods Planting!

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Parks & People: Mobilizing Your Neighbors PAL class

October 27, 2015 | Bridge Street House of Prayer Pavilion | 6:00 PM | Special Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on October 27th for our Parks & People: Mobilizing Your Neighbors PAL class!

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