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Upcoming Events


PAL class: Park Planning

December 1, 2015 | Baxter Community Center | 6:00 PM | Special Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for our Park Planning: Designing a Park PAL class from 6-8pm on December 2nd!

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Urban Forest Project Guest Lecture: Eyes on the Forest Project

December 9, 2015 | City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join the Michigan Eyes on the Forest sentinel tree network during a guest lecture that will teach you how to monitor Michigan’s forests and help us protect our trees against potential invasive threats.

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Citizen Forester Branching Out: Becoming a Tree and Park Champion

January 11, 2016 | Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Office | 6:00 PM

Join Margaret and Rachel for our combined advocacy class Branching Out: Becoming a Park and Tree Champion on January 11th from 6-8pm.

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WinterWest 2016

January 29, 2016 | Richmond Park | 5:00 PM | Special Event

WinterWest is back for its sixth year at Richmond Park from January 29th through 31st 2016.

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