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Branching Out Class

March 12, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Workshops

Join us for our Branching Out learning experience. This course will cover the importance of advocacy in your neighborhood. Advocacy is not only about chaining yourself to a tree, but it is also about earning the right to have powerful conversations that produce change. Whether you are working toward your Neighborhood Forester Certification or simply interested in making a difference in the parks and trees in your community, mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of fun, education,…

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Work-In for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

March 22, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Work, eat, drink, and mingle while watching your favorite teams bust your bracket or pull the upset! Enjoy an afternoon of hoops on TV and libations while working on your laptop. Bring your co-workers or clients. Wifi & power-strips available. SEVEN MONKS WILL PROVIDE AN ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA BAR WITH THE PURCHASE OF A SEAT. Happy Hour specials start at 3 pm. Registration and day-of raffle ticket sales directly support Friends of Grand Rapids Parks EFFORTS TO BRING OUTDOOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY MOVIES TO…

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Mayor’s Greening Initiative Tree Giveaway

April 26, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Community Event

As part of our Mayor’s Greening Initiative, we will be giving away 100 free trees to Grand Rapids residents at Roosevelt Park on Arbor Day (April 26th) from 6-7pm. No RSVP is necessary, but the trees will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis to Grand Rapids residents only. The 5-gallon trees are sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts and are in high demand so please visit us early to pick out your tree! Representatives from Bartlett along with members of…

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4th Annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative

April 27, 2019 | 8:30 AM | Community Event,Park Volunteer Event,Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

The Mayor’s Greening Initiative is a partnership with the Mayor’s office, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City’s Forestry Department as a way to engage the entire community in reaching our city’s 40 percent tree canopy goal. Working alongside the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, the Fourth Annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative will be in the Grandville Corridor. No experience required!  Our team will give you step by step instructions on how to plant a tree as well as provide all…

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Highland Park BBQ & Beautify

June 6, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Park Volunteer Event,Parks Alive Leaders,Volunteer Event

Head over to the park at 5:30 pm and join our team for a beautification project and help us spruce up the park. All ages are welcome and we’ll provide the tools and training for each project. At 6:30 pm, we’ll gather for a free BBQ meal featuring deliciously fresh, nutritious menu provided by Johnny B’z. Don’t worry if you need to leave early or arrive late, we’ll welcome you when you arrive.      This is the fourth year…

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Ottawa Hills Park BBQ & Beautify

June 20, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Park Volunteer Event,Parks Alive Leaders,Volunteer Event

Head over to the park at 5:30 pm and join our team for a beautification project and help us spruce up the park. All ages are welcome and we’ll provide the tools and training for each project. At 6:30 pm, we’ll gather for a free BBQ meal featuring deliciously fresh, nutritious menu provided by Johnny B’z. Don’t worry if you need to leave early or arrive late, we’ll welcome you when you arrive.      This is the fourth year…

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Mary Waters Park BBQ & Beautify

July 11, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Park Volunteer Event,Parks Alive Leaders,Volunteer Event

Head over to the park at 5:30 pm and join our team for a beautification project and help us spruce up the park. All ages are welcome and we’ll provide the tools and training for each project. At 6:30 pm, we’ll gather for a free BBQ meal featuring deliciously fresh, nutritious menu provided by Johnny B’z. Don’t worry if you need to leave early or arrive late, we’ll welcome you when you arrive.      This is the fourth year…

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Kensington Park BBQ & Beautify

July 25, 2019 | 5:30 PM

Head over to the park at 5:30 pm and join our team for a beautification project and help us spruce up the park. All ages are welcome and we’ll provide the tools and training for each project. At 6:30 pm, we’ll gather for a free BBQ meal featuring deliciously fresh, nutritious menu provided by Johnny B’z. Don’t worry if you need to leave early or arrive late, we’ll welcome you when you arrive.      This is the fourth year…

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