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Tree Giveaway (Mayor’s Greening Initiative)

May 8, 2021 | 12:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

The Mayor’s Greening Initiative works to engage the entire community in reaching our city’s 40 percent tree canopy goal. While we know that trees add to the quality of life for those who live, work and play in our city, this event is truly about welcoming neighbors to make a difference in their community. In 2021, the initiative will focus on planting trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood and Plaster Creek Park. 2021 schedule of events MAY 1: Arbor Day Celebration Planting…

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Neighborhood Forester Pruning & Maintenance Class

May 12, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

If you want to learn how to properly care for trees as they grow, attend our Tree Pruning & Maintenance Class! The class will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link via email, so make sure you sign up below! In this class, we discuss the timing of maintenance throughout a tree’s life, tools needed, the importance of mulching, and correct pruning techniques. This course is one of four required to obtain Friends’ Neighborhood Forester Certification but is…

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Sips & Succulents: A Mother’s Day Celebration

May 12, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Join Friends and local business Aperitivo for a fabulously fun night of sips and succulents – and fund park projects! Our signature Sips and Succulent event is back again in 2021 – social distanced style. When you purchase a ticket, you will receive a DIY succulent planter kit paired with wine and a personal charcuterie plate (and just in time for Mother’s Day!). You’ll pick up your kit from Aperitivo any time on Wednesday, May 12. Then join us live…

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Neighborhood Forester Tree ID Class

May 26, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Classes

Join our Tree ID Class to learn how to identify local trees and their unique characteristics! We will explore Plaster Creek Park and the 25+ tree species there! In this class, we review the basics of tree identification and practice our skills outside. We specifically focus on understanding tree terminology, and provide participants with resources to continue learning individually. email becky@friendsofgrparks.org to sign up! This course is one of four required to obtain Friends’ Neighborhood Forester Certification, but is also…

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Movies in the Park: MLK

June 18, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (movie for this date is yet to be chosen –…

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Movies in the Park: Sullivan Field

July 17, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (movie for this date is yet to be chosen –…

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Movies in the Park: Roosevelt

July 31, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (movie for this date is yet to be chosen –…

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Movies in the Park: Plaster Creek

August 7, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (movie for this date is yet to be chosen –…

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Movies in the Park: Highland

August 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (movie for this date is yet to be chosen –…

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