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Arbor Day

April 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Special Event

We will be celebrating Arbor Day by visiting several schools in the area to talk about the value of trees and with a tree planting on the 26th.

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Arbor Day Tree Planting

April 26, 2014 | Roosevelt Park | 9:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event,Urban Forest Project Event

FGRP will be planting trees to support the community and increase the tree diversity and give everyone a safe and lasting place to enjoy. Every helping hand gathered will be greatly appreciated as the efforts of volunteers are what helps drive these events and programs. If you believe you’ll be able to attend and help, you’ll want to bring clothes that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, and maybe some water. Friends of Grand Rapids Parks provides the tools, trees, and…

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Earth Day Community Bike Ride

April 26, 2014 | Ryerson Library - Main Library | 11:00 AM | Special Event

Join Boston Square Community Bikes, Grand Rapids Public Library and Friends of GR Parks on a 6.5 mile bike ride that explores the parks and history of Grand Rapids.

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Ken-O-Sha Clean-Up!

May 3, 2014 | Ken-O-Sha Park | 9:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the Kent Conservation District, Stewards of Plaster Creek, and neighboring businesses, organizations and residents as we clean up Ken O Sha Park and a stretch of the Plaster Creek Trail on Saturday, May 3 from 9 am to 12 noon. We will be picking up trash and debris left over from a long winter, cleaning up graffiti along the trails, and pulling invasive species from the woods – all in an effort to get…

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FGRP Annual Spring Membership Meeting

May 8, 2014 | Rockford Construction | 5:00 PM | Special Event

Come celebrate 5 years of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks at our Annual Spring Membership Event. Mingle with Friends Honor community volunteers and leaders making a difference in our city with the first annual 2014 Garfield Awards for Civic and Community Leadership, Volunteer of the Year, and the Above and Beyond Award Recognize outgoing board members, Andy Guy & Peter Homeyer Get a sneak peek at Green Gala 2014 Hear about new programs, events, and projects Special Movies in the…

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Tree Planting @ Plaster Creek Family Park

May 15, 2014 | Plaster Creek Family Park | 9:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event,Urban Forest Project Event

  FGRP will be planting trees to support the community and increase the tree diversity and give everyone a safe and lasting place to enjoy. Every helping hand gathered will be greatly appreciated as the efforts of volunteers are what helps drive these events and programs. If you believe you’ll be able to attend and help, you’ll want to bring clothes that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, and maybe some water. Friends of Grand Rapids Parks provides the tools, trees,…

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North Monroe Clean-up Event

May 17, 2014 | Canal St Park | 9:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event

Help get parks and streets in the North Monroe area ready for summer by cleaning up, planting trees, and new landscaping.  More details coming soon…

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Tree Identification Workshop

May 21, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Join us for an opportunity to learn to identify that tree in your backyard. We’ll go over basic tenets of tree identification and practice your skills outside. Specific attention will be given to developing an understanding of the terminology and definitions of various tree-identification related terms. A couple of different resources will be explored to help you identify trees. This class is another in the series of required classes to earn a ‘Citizen Forester’ designation. This class is free for…

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Spring Spruce-Up Event

May 31, 2014 | 9:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event

More details coming soon… Join us for our annual city-wide, spring spruce-up to help get parks ready for summer.  We are currently finalizing park locations and projects.  If you would like to help out as a Park Champion, please contact Kyle Van Strien.

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Movies in the Park #1

June 6, 2014 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park | 6:00 PM | Special Event
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