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Pumpkin Party at Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

October 1, 2020 | 5:00 PM | Special Event

We invite families and friends to join us at Ah-Nab-Awen Park to pick up a pumpkin and painting kit, and enjoy some s’mores around the campfire. We’ll have supplies for 100 households available (1 pumpkin, paint kit and s’mores kit per family). Your family’s safety is our top priority! In accordance with government guidelines for COVID-19, the event is limited to 100 attendees at a time. We’ve organized all activities to be contact-free, and will require all attendees to wear…

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Pumpkin Party at Garfield Park

October 2, 2020 | 5:00 PM | Special Event

We invite families and friends to join us at Garfield Park to pick up a pumpkin and painting kit, and enjoy some s’mores around the campfire. We’ll have supplies for 100 households available (1 pumpkin, paint kit and s’mores kit per family). Your family’s safety is our top priority! In accordance with government guidelines for COVID-19, the event is limited to 100 attendees at a time. We’ve organized all activities to be contact-free, and will require all attendees to wear…

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Pumpkin Party at Roosevelt Park

October 3, 2020 | 5:00 PM | Special Event

We invite families and friends to join us at Roosevelt Park to pick up a pumpkin and painting kit, and enjoy some s’mores around the campfire. We’ll have supplies for 100 households available (1 pumpkin, paint kit and s’mores kit per family). Your family’s safety is our top priority! In accordance with government guidelines for COVID-19, the event is limited to 100 attendees at a time. We’ve organized all activities to be contact-free, and will require all attendees to wear…

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Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

October 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting) impact on our neighborhoods and health. With Mayor Bliss, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the City Forestry Department, and the Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, we’ll be planting 400 trees in the neighborhood on October 9th & 10th – join us! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Tree Planting: Plant trees in Garfield Park or…

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Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

October 10, 2020 | 9:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting) impact on our neighborhoods and health. With Mayor Bliss, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the City Forestry Department, and the Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, we’ll be planting 400 trees in the neighborhood on October 9th & 10th – join us! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Tree Planting: Plant trees in Garfield Park or…

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Volunteer Lunch n’ Learn

December 18, 2020 | 12:00 PM | Classes,Volunteer Event

Bring your lunch over to the office and join our volunteer coordinator Claire to chat about Friends’ mission and how you can get involved. We love collaboration and thrive with volunteer help. We can’t wait to meet you! — Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is a non-profit organization that works to empower people to cultivate vibrant parks, trees and green spaces in our community. We have a small staff but work throughout the entire city, so we rely heavily on…

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