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The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded in 2008, working closely with but separate from the city. Our mission is to identify specific park projects, mobilize people, and generate resources to protect, enhance, and expand the city's parks and public spaces.

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Butterworth Park

  • 397 Garfield Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504  View Map
  • 129.25 acres

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Butterworth Park is a City-owned super fund site located on the Grand River, which can provide a range of recreational and environmental education opportunities, as well as critical riverwalk connections to Millennium Park. A park concept was developed as part of Green Grand Rapids, 2009.There is currently no estimate on a completion date of this park.

park amenities

  • City Owned Parks & Public Spaces
  • Paved Bike & Walking Trail


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